This article about enabling Facebook for social sharing is no longer relevant. Social sharing is no longer supported on iOS 6 devices. On iOS 7 devices, Facebook is supported automatically.
If you create a custom multi-issue viewer app, you can enable social sharing. Your customers can choose an option in your viewer to share the article through Facebook, Twitter, email, or copy and paste. This message includes either a link to the publication URL or to the article, depending on whether you protected the article. Anyone who clicks the article link can view the article contents in a desktop web browser or on the iPad. This article is for the v25 viewer version.
For more information about the social sharing workflow, see Using social media.
To enable social sharing in your app, do the following:
It's possible that the instructions and screen shots in this document are not accurate, as Facebook updates its developer site regularly. Make the necessary adjustments.
If you are not signed in, click Login in the title bar, and sign in using the publisher's Facebook account. Or, create a Facebook account. For information about which Facebook account to use, contact Facebook.
Click Apps in the title bar, click Allow (if acceptable), and click Create New App.
For App Display Name, specify the name of your app. Leave the App Namespace blank, and click Continue.
The DPS Tips app is an example. Specify the appropriate data for your app.
Facebook sometimes asks you for additional information to verify your account. If you provide the necessary information, the Apps page appears.
Notice the App ID value. Use this value to enter in the Facebook App ID field of DPS App Builder.
If you have multiple apps, select the app and choose Edit Settings.
Fill out the Basic Info section as desired. You can leave settings blank.
Fill out the Website and Native iOS App sections at the bottom of the page.
This example shows the App Store ID of the DPS Tips app. I copied and pasted the numeric string from the Site URL into the iPad App Store ID field.
Click Save Changes. If you get one or more error messages, select Save Changes a second time after a few moments to allow your app data to be retrieved.
Click Advanced in the upper-left panel. Under Authentication, select "Native/Desktop" for App Type.
Click Save Changes.
It's unnecessary to do anything on the Twitter site to enable Twitter for DPS social sharing.
Use the Folio Producer Editor to indicate which articles are protected. When users share an unprotected article, the link to the article itself is used. When users share a protected article, the link to the Publication URL is used.
When you publish or update the folio, the contents of unprotected articles are uploaded to a website on an Adobe server. Then, they are displayed in the Web Viewer. See Folio Producer Editor.
Use the Account Administration tool to enable social sharing. You can also use the tool to limit the number of articles that can be viewed and set up paywall information. See Account Administration tool.
Once you register your app with Facebook, create or update your app to work with v19 or later. You can enable Facebook sharing only with multi-issue viewer apps, not with single issue viewers.
Select Enable Facebook Sharing. Specify the Facebook App ID (see step 4 above to get this value). For Share URL, specify the URL of your publication, such as http://www.mymagazine.com.
For details, see Create a custom viewer app for the iPad.
In the Share URL you specify for your app, Facebook selects an image thumbnail to display. You can edit metadata to control which image is selected. For more information, see the Facebook Object Debugger page.
Single-Sign-On (SSO) lets users sign into your app using their Facebook identity. If they are already signed into the Facebook iOS app on their device, they do not have to type a user name and password. For more information, see this Facebook developer page.