How to create your own Facebook App (and why)

Marc-Alexis Dufour -

When you use a custom domain that redirects to Qualifio (for example to create a dedicated website for your campaigns http://subdomain.mywebsite/123/greatcontest )

In this case it is necessary to create your own Facebook app if you want Facebook viral options to work correctly. Effectively an app is linked to a website which in the case we described previously is your website.

Which means you cannot use our generic app which is linked to our website.
As a consequence you have to create your own Facebook app for your Qualifio campaigns on this website.


Follow these steps to create your own app : 
You have to be admin of your Qualifio account and your Facebook page to process.

 

How to register as a Facebook Developer:

1. Access the following url : developers.facebook.com

2. Log in with your Facebook Account

3. Click on 'Create Developper Account'

You're all set to go !

 

How to create a Facebook application in less than 5min:

1. Access the following url : developers.facebook.com

2. Log in with your Developper account

3. Click on 'My apps' and then on 'Add a New App'

4. Choose a name for your Facebook application (ie. MyCompany Quiz, MyCompany App, ...). It's not definitive, you'll be able to change it later. You can set helpdesk@qualifio.com as Contact Email if you don't have one.

Then validate by clicking on 'Create App ID'

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5. Go to Settings, Basic

6. Click on '+ Add Platform' and select Website

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7. Type the domain of your app that is used for the Qualifio website (ex: interact.qualifio.com)

Note that you can change the name of your Facebook application here (Display Name)

- Required : add a Namespace (no capital letters, special characters or space)

- Required : add your subdomain url (subdomain.domain.xyz) in 'App Domains' field

- Required : add the url where the privacy policy can be found in 'Privacy Policy URL' field. Note : if you do not have such an URL, you can use the url of the contact page of your website.

- Required :add the url where the terms of service can be found in  'Terms of Service URL' field. Note : if you do not have such an URL, you can use the url of the contact page of your website.

- Required : Upload your own logo in 1024x1024 in 'App Icon' or use our default logo

 

- Required : Choose a Category : Apps for Pages

 

 

8. Go in 'App Review' and click on the sliding button if you want to make your freshly made app public

 

9. Do not close your Facebook Developer browser tab. It's time to create the app in the manager. Go in Settings -> Facebook Applications

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10. Give a title to your Facebook App.

That name doesn't matter, it will not be shown to the participants. It's only used to find/use/link your application in the manager. You can use the same name that you used in Facebook Developper Dashboard when you created the app.

Now, you'll need the 'App ID' and the 'App Secret Key'.

You will find both of them in Facebook Developper Dashboard, in the first link of the menu : 'Dashboard' 

Once you're done and that you've pasted both codes in the manager, validate by clicking on 'Add this application'

 

11. Final step : link your facebook app to a website (that is using a redirection domain) in the manager

In the manager, go in Settings -> Websites Management

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14. Find your website in the and edit it (or create a whole new website if needed) via the first button with a 'world' design.

Find the tab 'Facebook'. The dropdown is by default on 'Quiz Connector'. Click on it, select your Facebook App and save the website. You can also modify the SmartURL by your subdomain.

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