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Ready, Set, Connect

August 4, 2008ByMike Vernal

During out f8 last conference last week, we were excited to release Facebook Connect to you, our developer community, so that you could start integrating Facebook Connect into your Web sites ahead of the broader launch to Facebook users.

For those of you who couldn't make f8, we wanted to share some of the details about the sandbox and invite you to start using Facebook Connect today.

To try out Facebook Connect, you can visit The Run Around, a sample site that the team built. The source code for the site is also available so that you can set it up for yourself and see how it works.

To learn more about the inner workings of Facebook Connect and how you can integrate it into your site, check out the overview and the documentation.

The Facebook Connect sandbox is open to the entire developer community. To start developing, create a new Facebook application and configure it to use the Facebook Connect sandbox (

If you have any questions or feedback as you use it, please visit our developer forums and let us know.

We're planning on releasing Facebook Connect to all Facebook users in the coming weeks. We'll keep you informed about the launch details on this blog and the developer wiki.

As part of the launch, we'd like to highlight some of the best integrations. If you have something you're really excited about and want to share it with the Connect team, please send us screenshots and URLs at

Here's to making the Web a more social place.