Every now and again we put together a Facebook tab to promote various campaigns across various countries around the world. With the introduction of Facebook's business manager we are starting to properly localise our applications so we can use one application that handles multiple localisations with one Facebook developer application. Facebook passes two pieces of data via its signed request that we can use to achieve this. The country that the page is being viewed from and the users language that they select with they initially sign up. This provides us with enough information to appropriately display content based on their region. When we localise tab applications we normally use an XML document to hold all the content on the page and links to images etc... This allows us to pass on the XML document to people in the office so that it can be populated with the locale content accordingly. Obviously this can be achieved in other ways such as localised through a PHP page or different localised database tables.

Posted on March 26, 2015

There is a time when you are building your website that will need to track a users social share activity. Whether it be a Google Analytics event or you just want to be able to increment a count in your database.

Posted on August 14, 2012

When working on applications for Facebook one thing that I really wanted to be able to do is to have more control over the javascript dialogues to display content to the user.

Posted on July 27, 2011

It has been a crazy couple of months! In October I finally sorted myself out and have purchased my own property and I have also been working on some large scale projects including an international iPad optimised website for HBO and bacon sarnie event for Warner Brothers - don't ask! I will blog about some things I learned building these projects in due course.

Posted on February 12, 2011