Monthly Archives: August 2010
In this three part series, I want to show you how you can easily show a user business listings based on their current location. To do so we’ll be using the CoreLocation and MapKit Frameworks. First, we need a way to actually find nearby businesses. There are a number of third-party mapping API’s out there, some with paid subscription, but for a simpler application there is a simpler solution. For the first part in this series we are going to connect to the Google Maps service directly and retrieve xml output with which we will later use to populate MapKit.
On a FaceBook Canvas Application project I needed to post messages to a users wall using PHP. Now, you may or may not be aware, but FaceBook has switched to Open Authentication and Graph API’s. There is quote a bit of documentation on the subject and it’s implementation at http://developers.facebook.com/docs/. The only thing missing is direct examples on how to perform these tasks. I searched around a bit and found information on this topic scarce. So, for your viewing pleasure, here are a couple examples on how to use the OAuth and Graph API’s.