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    [Request] Social Media extension

    Many apps now use Facebook and Twitter integration to help market the app, and share things with friends or followers. It'd be a nice feature to have within MMF2 apps. An all-in-one Facebook/Twitter extension could be used. Here are some examples of what such an extension could do:

    Facebook (official iOS SDK)
    • Conditions:
      • Authentication:
        • Is user logged in?
        • Is user session valid?
        • Is Single Sign-On (SSO) enabled?

      • Dialogue:
        • Is a dialogue displayed?
        • On message posted

      • Enumeration:
        • On friends enumeration
        • On tag enumeration
        • On comment enumeration
        • On Likes enumeration (on comments, status' etc)
        • On Likes enumeration (pages)
        • On movies enumeration
        • On music enumeration
        • On books enumeration
        • On events enumeration
        • On groups enumeration
        • On check-ins enumeration

    • Actions:
      • Authentication:
        • Initialize instance (app ID)
        • ------------
        • Authorize user (via SSO)
        • Log out
        • ------------
        • Refresh access token

      • Dialogue:
        • Generate dialogue (see here)

      • Enumeration:
        • Enumerate friends
        • Enumerate tags
        • Enumerate comments
        • Enumerate Likes (on comments, status' etc)
        • Enumerate Likes
        • Enumerate movies
        • Enumerate music
        • Enumerate books
        • Enumerate events
        • Enumerate groups
        • Enumerate check-ins

    • Expressions:
      • People:
        • Get ID from name
        • Get name from ID

      • Profile feed (wall):
        • Get most recent object ID
        • ------------
        • Get sender name
        • Get sender ID
        • ------------
        • Get receiver name
        • Get receiver ID
        • ------------
        • Get message
        • ------------
        • Get URL
        • Get image URL
        • Get icon URL
        • ------------
        • Get comment message
        • Get comment sender ID
        • Get comment sender name
        • Get comment time
        • ------------
        • Get story

      • Likes:
        • Get name
        • Get category
        • Get time

      • Movies:
        • Get name
        • Get category
        • Get time

      • Music:
        • Get name
        • Get category
        • Get time

      • Books:
        • Get name
        • Get category
        • Get time

      • Events:
        • Get name
        • Get start time
        • Get end time
        • Get timezone
        • Get location
        • Get RSVP status

      • Groups:
        • Get name
        • Get administrator status
        • Get bookmark order
        • Get URL

      • Check-ins:
        • Get name
        • Get location
        • Get time


    This is probably very rough; I've gone through the documentation to find most of these, but I'm not sure how they'd all work in practice. Most of the Facebook data can be obtained from their Graph Social platform.

    A similar extension could be made for Twitter, which allows users to post tweets etc etc.

    Obviously this would be a huge undertaking, but a useful one none-the-less. I'd be willing to put a small amount of money towards getting it made, but I haven't got any real source of income, so it wouldn't be much. Is anyone else willing to put some money towards getting this made?

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    I agree, a FB extension would be really ace. I think i'd initially be happy with it just posting scores or a tell your friends about it (suppose twitter would be more suited to these?) but even so... its a good idea.

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    Yes, MMF should have something like this going forward. It's a huge undertaking, but even bigger effort is likely needed to properly maintain it over time and keep it fully functional with new SDKs and MMF builds.

    Generally I'm a bit against the approach of "let's find community members who are willing to donate and collect the money for extension developer X to make this extension". It's a nice idea, has that cozy community feel to it, but IF the extension is truly useful and this type of "killer extension", like this social media extension or Box2D for instance clearly are, it has value as such for Clickteam, marketing power, additional key selling points to sell more of the software and stay competitive against the competition. Hence, I would be expecting price increases for exporters and the main product, i.e. the additional development costs needed to make these extensions (development work outsourced by CT) would be covered by higher pricing.

    Someone (CT) should IMO ensure continuity of support and functionality of this extension regardless of MMF build or FB SDK updates, by frequently contracting devs when updates are needed. I'm ready to pay CT more as a customer for this kind of coordination work and ensuring things will work in the future as well and not break immediately when either party releases a new version (of MMF or SDK) which renders the extension incompatible. Someone needs to keep an eye on the big picture - otherwise I'm afraid we will end up with extensions with limited lifetime only. Just my personal opinion.

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    Totally agree with MJK! I don't understand why CT doesn't make extra extensions and sell them...like extra libraries and extra functionality, if we want them bad, we could pay for them instead of pay x amount of money to forum users! As long as they are not too expensive I am sure people would pay for them (me being one of them).

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    Game_Master - I think that's more complicated than necessary, especially when Facebook keep changing stuff!
    A quicker alternative might be ShareKit which gives Facebook, Twitter, Email and others:
    http://getsharekit.com/

    Not sure how uptodate it is these days, but it's not bad and probably wouldn't take a good developer very long to implement as an extension (probably take longer doing the PC side!)

    Alternatively, wait for more social stuff in iOS6 which might make it easier (preview now available from Apple if you're a developer)
    http://www.apple.com/ios/ios6/?sr=hotnews.rss

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    I am giving FB another 1 or 2 years. Then we only need it to login to all the other portals, games or sites.

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    I think while people are actually using it is the time for us to use it. Facebook may be like My Space in 1 or 2 years, you never know. Plus it should be super easy to implement Facebook now it has been added to iOS6.

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