Is there a 3rd party software program for developing features around Facebook places? I would like to develop something specifically for like the highlighted button in the included picture:

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We would like to bring in external html hosted on our site into a customized button. To be honest, I think I've seen this on certain places sites but I don't see in their docs where this can be done anymore. We would have a bunch of sites so looking into possible 3rd party solutions. Perhaps it doesn't exist but any help would be appreciated.

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Facebook Developer Tools You have to do the programming yourself; They have a few different APIs available depending on exactly what you want to do.

Here's a screenie: to get that dialogue click apps->create new app. enter image description here

I'd suggest starting by reading their documentation and then just start playing with it. Of course if you run into issues SO would be a good place to ask but not here.

  • but that's for a new app; I'm talking about customozing a places page. Is that possible? Or is there ideally a third party site that has a cms for managing? I read through the docs (which really suck) and couldn't tell whether what I wanted to do was even supported.
    – timpone
    Commented Mar 8, 2014 at 5:39
  • @timpone Note in the screenshot teh category selected is 'apps for pages' that lets you sandbox your own content into facebook pages subpage. Unfortunately I have to agree the docs do suck but this ain't the place to work around that. AFAIK there isn't any CMS type things available - i.e. you'll have to do all your own coding from scratch basically. Commented Mar 8, 2014 at 5:43

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