Client FAQs: Facebook / LinkedIn / Twitter / SMS / MMS API Integration

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Client FAQs: Facebook / LinkedIn / Twitter / SMS / MMS API Integration
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Nine out of ten Mobile App Requests we get have one or the other kind of Social Messaging integration need.

Social Messaging is the hottest cake today that almost every App Publisher wants to eat.

It may be Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In, SMS/MMS API or all of these.

Here’s to such an App Publisher, our beloved potential clients. Their Frequently Asked Questions for Social Messaging Integration, answered:

FACEBOOK API Integration FACEBOOK

Q: Will Facebook allow our App to access private messages? Can we create or delete a message or respond to a private conversation through our App?
A: Facebook API allows read-only access to the message. Here’s the reference link from Facebook Developers site. Hence we cannot write through Facebook API.

Having said that, we can implement Facebook Chat API but such integration takes much more time, energy and costs compared with standard API calls that can be made through Facebook API. Should you have such a need, please request a custom quote.

Q: Will Facebook allow our App to access wall posts? Can we create or delete a wall post through our App?
A: Yes, Please have a look at this link from Facebook Developers site,

Q: Will Facebook allow us to create or delete a status update?
A: Yes Here’s an example. We do it using this API.

Q: Will Facebook allow our App to add attachments to wall posts, status updates, and private messages?
A: See below for the answers:

  • Wall posts:Yes, but only link to photo/video:
  • A URL to a Flash movie or video file to be embedded within the post
  • Status updates: No
  • Private messages:Neither we can post private messages not we can add attachments to the private messages.

Q: Will Facebook allow our App to receive and accept/decline to friend requests, including deleting friend requests?
A: No. We can only retrieve list of friends and get list of current requests. We cannot accept or decline a friend requests. Reference Link from Facebook Developers Site: Link 1, Link 2.

Q: Will Facebook allow us to receive and respond to event requests, including delete requests?
A: Yes except delete requests. We can invite user to event, we can check our statuses for the event and decline/accept it. But not delete. Here’s a reference link from Facebook Developers Site.

Q: Is it possible to put “Sent by {your company or product name}” (For example, Sent by Space-O Technologies) in the bottom of Facebook posts/status updates/personal messages?
A: Yes, it is possible.

TWITTER:

Q: Will twitter allow us access to received tweets?
A: Yes.

Q: Will twitter allow us to respond to tweets?
A: Yes

Q: Will twitter allow us to delete received and created tweets?
A: Created – yes. Received – No, it is not our tweets. We can modify only our ones.

Q: Will twitter allow us to accept/decline friend requests?
A: There is no ability to accept/decline requests. It’s kind of subscribing, not the friendship in general meaning.

Q: Will twitter allow us to delete friend requests?
A: We can only delete our subscribing lists. Let’s say I’m following @spaceotech, I can un-follow it. But @spaceotech cannot do anything to force me to un-follow that account.

Q: Will twitter allow us to put images in tweets?
A: No, we can only post link to image.

Q: Is it possible to put “Sent by {your company or product name}” (For example, Sent by Space-O Technologies) in the bottom of Twitter messages?
A: Yes, it is possible.

LINKEDIN:

Q: Will LinkedIn allow us access to e-mails (create, respond, forward, delete)?
A: No, we cannot create friendship (connections) with using LinkedIn API. Here’s the reference link.

Q: Will LinkedIn give us access to connection requests (accept, decline)?
A: No. Here’s the reference link.

Q: Is it possible to put “Sent by {your company or product name}” (For example, Sent by Space-O Technologies) in the bottom of Linked-in messages?
A: Yes, it is possible.

SMS/MMS:

Q: Can we confirm that SMS/MMS messages are not possible from iOS?
A: iOS can send the SMS from the iOS, but cannot set the recipient. For the MMS messages we cannot add any files, the SDK does not provide ability.

Q: Can we confirm that SMS/MMS messages are not possible from Android?
A: Android allows to sent SMS and MMS with files as well. Not only that, it allows to set recipient as well.

Q: Which e-Mail services can we get access to through iOS and Android?
A: iOS and Android have access to native email composer. It is also possible to build our own web service to send emails.

Q: Is it possible to put “Sent by {your company or product name}” i.e. Sent by Space-O Technologies in the bottom of emails/messages?
A: Yes, it is possible.

This page was last edited on June 4th, 2018, at 4:21.
 
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