Facebook open graph API client in python. Enables django applications to register users using facebook. Fixes issues with the official but unsupported Facebook python-sdk. Enables mobile facebook authentication. Canvas page authentication for facebook applications. FQL access via the server side api.
Django and Facebook are both rapidly changing at the moment. Meanwhile, I’m caught up in a startup and don’t have much spare time. The library needs a good round of testing against the latest python, django and facebook graph API. Contributions are strongly appreciated. Seriously, give github a try, fork and get started :)
- django-facebook is now python 3 compatible! With this change, django-facebook will be dropping support for django 1.4 and the mininum required django version will be 1.5.
Demo & About
Django Facebook enables your users to easily register using the Facebook API. It converts the Facebook user data and creates regular User and Profile objects. This makes it easy to integrate with your existing Django application.
I’ve built it for my startup Fashiolista.com and it’s currently used in production with thousands of signups per day. For a demo of the signup flow have a look at Fashiolista’s landing page (fashiolista.com)
After registration Django Facebook gives you access to user’s graph. Allowing for applications such as:
- Open graph/ Timeline functionality
- Seamless personalization
- Inviting friends
- Finding friends
- Posting to a users profile
Updates and tutorials can be found on my blog mellowmorning
- Access the Facebook API, from:
- Facebook canvas pages (For building facebook applications)
- Mobile (Or any other flow giving you a valid access token)
- Django User Registration (Convert Facebook user data into a user model)
- Store likes, friends and user data locally.
- Facebook FQL access
- OAuth 2.0 compliant
- Automated reauthentication (For expired tokens)
- Includes Open Facebook (stable and tested Python client to the graph API)
Open Facebook API
Contributing and Running tests
Tests are run from within the example project. You can run them yourself as follows:
install from git
facebook_example/manage.py test django_facebook
A vagrant development setup is included in the GIT repo. Assuming you have vagrant installed, simply type the following in your shell:
# First get a fresh Django-Facebook checkout git clone email@example.com:tschellenbach/Django-facebook.git django-facebook # Go to the directory: cd django-facebook # Time to start Vagrant (grab a cup of coffee after this command, it'll take a while) :) vagrant up; vagrant provision # Finally done? vagrant ssh python manage.py runserver 0:8000
To have a working Django Facebook example up and running at 192.168.50.42:8000/facebook/example/. For the facebook login to work simply map that ip to vagrant.mellowmorning.com (Since Facebook checks the domain)
You can run the test suite by typing:
python manage.py test django_facebook
Do you also see the beauty in clean code? Are you experienced with high scalability web apps? Currently we’re looking for additional talent over at our Amsterdam office. Feel free to drop me a line at my personal email for more information: thierryschellenbach[at]gmail.com
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