Facebook Developers

Welcome to the Facebook Platform (beta). Here you will find all of the tools Facebook has made available for Developers.
The Facebook Platform allows you to add social context to your app utilizing the following data from Facebook:

Profiles Friends Photos Events

Get Started

We've made many tools available to you as a developer. Follow these steps to get started building your first app quickly and easily:

Try the API

We've built a simple-to-use test console to get you better acquainted with the Facebook API. Check it out to experiment with the data you can use for your app.

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The Facebook Platform (beta) is a new and exciting part of the Facebook experience. Learn more about what's going on here:

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Facebook Developer News

All-New Facebook API Test Console

1:45am Thursday, Jan 25
We've built an API Test Console that allows you to interactively experiment with the methods available in the Facebook API. Now you can see the functionality the API makes available without writing a single line of code.

To use the console, select the method you wish to call and supply any required parameters. You'll be able to see the response just as you would if you were writing your own app. We even provide two response formats: XML and PHP. This way, you can simulate using the Facebook PHP Client Library. Be sure to be logged into Facebook before trying out the Test Console.

One caveat is that identifiers used in the console won't work in normal apps. This means that your user ID displayed in the test console will be invalid in your own app (and vice-versa - the console will reject IDs from other apps as well).

We're hoping that allowing you to play around with the API and directly view the format of method responses will make it easier to get started building your own app. Give it a try >