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Create a Facebook App

This guide includes:

  1. Register and Configure a Facebook App
  2. Publish your app
  3. Add platform for your Facebook App
  4. Create submission for Approval
  5. Share your Facebook App

I. Register and Configure a Facebook App

*Note: The account you use to register Developer account in Facebook should be different from your personal Facebook account for security purpose and convenience in support.

Before creating a developer account, log in to your Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/login.php

Go to https://developers.facebook.com/ then click on Get Started Button.

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If you have not verified your account completely, provide your phone number for the confirmation step.

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If you have completed verification step, you will see the below dialog. Click Next.

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Specify your App name and Email then click Next.

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You can choose a description or simply click Skip this step.

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Choose Add Your First Product to create your Facebook App.

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Your Facebook application dashboard will look like below.

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On your Dashboard page, you can see Facebook App Name and App ID. It will be used for adding on SimiCart dashboard later.i

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Go to Settings – Basic then fill the privacy policy URL in and upload App Icon.

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On SimiCart dashboard, open App Builder/Features page. Click Facebook Connect.

On the Configure page, make sure that you fill out all the needed information as in the image below. Please note that you need to change the Enable field into Yes.

(Facebook App ID and Facebook App Name were obtained at previous steps.)

Note: Information is auto-saved

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II. Publish your app

In App Review page, click on the switch button to make your app public.

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Confirm the pop-up.

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III. Add platform for your Facebook App

Go to Settings - Basic then choose Add Platform

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1. Add iOS platform

Fill all the required information into the fields.

  • Bundle ID is your app ID
  • iPhone Store ID and iPad Store ID (optional) can be taken in your iTunes Connect dashboard after your app is published

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2. Add Android platform

The Android platform should be configured as the followings:

  • Google Play Package Name is your Identify key
  • Class Name is constant with com.simicart.core.MainActivity
  • Key Hashes should be replaced with default value +nLeo5yDhUO0HrE8qTLcl/AMYDI=. This is the test key and not valid for your app but necessary for further steps

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Open your app and log in with Facebook, you will see the screen below. The text in the red rectangle is the hash key for your app. Put this in the hash key box in Facebook Developer.

Note: Facebook hash key is different between test app and release app. After you have published your app to Google Play, please do the above steps again.

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IV. Create submission for Approval

1. Submit Native Like Button

* Note that this section requires your app to be already available on App Store and Google Play.

Open App Review page, you can see we have 3 approved items by default: email,

public_profile and user_friends.

We will add a new item for Like button.

Click on Start a Submission button

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Select Native Like Button in Features and Add this item.

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Once you added Native Like Button item, you can see it on the list of Current Submission as in the image below. Beside Native Like Button, click Edit Notes to provide Facebook the notes for this item.

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Fill in step-by-step instructions for how to use Facebook native Like button in your app and upload the instruction video too. It needs to be approved by the Facebook team before you can use it (the native Like button). Please use the instruction texts below:

  • For Default product detail page:

“Follow these steps to use Facebook Like feature:

Step 1: Run the app, and pick any category on the homepage

Step 2: Choose any product in that category

Step 3: In product detail page, click More button at upper right of the page to open More Info page

Step 3: In More Info page, click on the small round button. Facebook icon will appear

Step 4: Click on Facebook icon. Like button will appear at the screen center. Tap the button to like the product and double tap the button to unlike”

  • For Cherry product detail page:

“Follow these steps to use Facebook Like feature:

Step 1: Run the app, and pick any category on the homepage

Step 2: Choose any product in that category

Step 3: In product detail page, click on the small round button above Add to cart. Facebook icon will appear

Step 4: Click on Facebook icon. Like button will appear at the screen center. Tap the button to like the product and double tap the button to unlike”

Finally, click Save.

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2. App Verification

Click notes on App Verification to verify your Android and iOS app.

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Click Upload Android App.

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Select Download it from Google Play.

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Finally, click Confirm.

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Do the same with iOS App:

  • Click Upload iOS App
  • Select Download it from the Apple App Store
  • Click Confirm

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After you’ve done editing notes, click Submit for Review.

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After this, just wait for the Facebook team to review. This can take 1 to 2 days.

After they approve it, you can see the list of approved items as the following:

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V. Share your Facebook App

Step 1: Go to https://developers.facebook.com/, login to your Facebook account.

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Step 2: Choose My Apps. Then choose the Facebook App you would like to share with SimiCart

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Step 3: In the App Dashboard, choose Roles. Then click on Add Developers

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Step 4: Fill in the blank with 100008607818311 and then choose Submit

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