Brands are constantly told by marketers that Facebook is a ‘must have’ and that they should focus on increasing their fan base (aka getting users to click on the ‘Like’ button for their brand). The go-to tactic for increasing ‘Like’ activity is to introduce promotions — typically a discount offer. These promotions are typically served through the Facebook Tab and are powered by custom applications that developers build. Since brands are eager to create these apps, Facebook has posted a set of policies on acceptable application behaviors.
Below are the 6 policies most commonly violated that will result in your app getting banned:
When Facebook announced check-in service Places almost two weeks ago, they also extended the Graph API to allow developers to access check-in data. The API has severe limitations: user could only check-in only via Facebook and check-in data included only people within your network (eg: friends and friends of friends). However, Facebook partners such as FourSquare, Gowalla and others were given priority access to integrate with this new service. As part of their access, they were allowed to enable user check-in via their applications. And as of last week, SCVNGR and Yelp were rolled out this check-in capability.
I tested out the check-in process via both SCVNGR and Yelp on the iPhone.