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Facebook Connect for webOS: Open Sourced, app-ready

by Dieter Bohn Wed, 09 Feb 2011 3:26 am EST

Here's a quick piece of webOS development news for you app developers in the hours before the Think Beyond event. Facebook is looking to make their Facebook Connect login system the new standard for login across the web and apps - whether it will be more successful than OpenID is an open question, but if it does, webOS developers will certainly want to get on that train. If you're looking to integrate your webOS app with a Facebook app, it's also a good idea to get your Facebook Connect framework up and running.

To help out Peter Ma has worked out how to integrate Facebook Connect into webOS apps. He's posted the details on his blog and open-sourced the code on github. If you're looking for a real-world example, his app Pickup Sports already has it integrated.

We don't know if we'll be facing a future of Facebook controlling our online identities, but if we are, Ma's made it a little easer for webOS developers to make nice with our future overlords.