We are pleased to announce an early access program for a new Gnip data publisher to access and integrate data from the Facebook Platform Open Streams API.
- Choose the specific Facebook users from among those that have authorized your applications and then Gnip will immediately begin collecting the relevant data, normalize it and deliver it in real-time to your applications.
Developers and companies can sign up right now to be notified when the early access program is launched by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: Facebook. Any company signing up for the early access program will be eligible for three free months subscription service to the Gnip data publisher for the Facebook Platform once it is generally released. At this time the early access program is planned to be launched in the summer.
And to provide a small taste of the upcoming integration here are two examples of what common Newsfeed actions on Facebook will look like when accessed via the planned Gnip data publisher.
1) Status update Example (fbids in this example were changed from actual one in my stream item)
<actor metaURL=”http://www.facebook.com/people/Shane-Pearson/12345″>Shane Pearson</actor>
<body>It must be spring as my weekly trip to Lowes/Home Depot is back on the schedule</body>
2) Upload photo example (the below Gnip data schema maps to a Facebook activity stream example)
<actor metaURL=”http://www.facebook.com/people/Snapshot-Smith/499225643″>Snapshot Smith</actor>
<title>Snapshot Smith uploaded a photo.</title>
<body><p><a href=”http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=28&id=499225643&ref=at” caption=”A very attractive wall, indeed”/></a></p>
<mediaURL type=”thumbnail” > http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2692/195/117/499225643/s499225643_28_6861716.jpg</mediaURL>
<mediaURL type=”content” > http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=28&id=499225643&ref=at<</mediaURL>