Figuring out how to create an app on Facebook can be challenging. Facebook often changes their website and old tutorials get out of date. This tutorial will lead you step-by-step in the process of creating a custom Facebook app for your Facebook page. It is valid since September, 2011. Here you will get step-by-step directions on how to create a Facebook app which will be shown in a tab on your company's Facebook page.
A Facebook app is an extension to Facebook created by another company. It can be a full application, a game, or a simple "Welcome" page. Facebook apps can be created to extend your website directly on Facebook. You can bring your catalog, contact information, and even your internet store directly to Facebook. We will concentrate on creating a Facebook app for a tab on your company's Facebook page.
Before you start, you must get prepared. In order to create a Facebook app, you must
It is not very difficult, but if you would like some help, we can help you build Facebook pages for your business.
Log into your personal Facebook profile
Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Developers link, or go to http://developers.facebook.com/
Click on Apps in the menu bar at the top of the screen
Click + Create New App in the upper-right-hand corner of the screen
Fill in the App Display Name and check the checkbox that you agree to the Facebook Platform Policies. Leave the App Namespace empty.
You will be shown a CAPTCHA. Type in the words in the text field and click Submit to prove to Facebook that you are an actual person.
You have now created the shell of the app. However, we are not finished yet. It is now time to tell Facebook where your app's content will come from.
Click on the Page Tab heading to expand the section and fill out the two URLs. This is where the content of the app will come from when a user accesses your app on Facebook. In order to make the app work, you must provide a regular page tab URL and a secure page tab URL. This is why it is necessary to have a web server and an SSL certificate for your domain.
Fill out these fields carefully.
http://. It should not point to a specific file, such as
http://www.koliber.com/facebook.phpbut rather to a directory such as
https://. If your web server does not have an SSL certificate for the domain, you will need to get one first and install it.
Click Save Changes
It is now time to create the content of your app. For now, you should create something quick and simple to make sure that the configuration is correct. Once everything is set up, you can concentrate on building the final content.
You will now edit the HTML file or other code on your server. This is the content of your new Facebook app. It resides on your server and is shown inside of an
iframe on Facebook. For now, create something simple.
Click on View App Profile Page on the left side of the screen.
Click Add to My Page. A popup will appear which will ask you to select the page to which you would like to add this newly created tab. Click on the Add to Page button next to the appropriate app and click the Close button.
When you go to your company's Facebook page, you should see a new tab which you have just created.
You have finished creating a Facebook app for a page tab. It is now time to make it look good and be useful. You should edit the content stored on your server which is shown in this Facebook app. You can also edit the app by going to http://developers.facebook.com/ and clicking Apps in the top menu bar.