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10390 Views 23 Replies Latest reply: Oct 19, 2010 10:31 AM by J. Curt Broskey
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2010 6:30 AM (in response to fusco2223)
I'm having the same problem...I've heard that the massive interest in Ping overloaded the facebook API so they removed the button temporarily to avoid crashing facebook's servers...who know's if that reason is legit or not
That's prob it, 'cause it was there last nightMacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 4, iPod 30GB
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2010 6:49 AM (in response to Schmitty83)Same problem here (saw it last night, gone now. Using an iMac in the US if it matters.MacBook Pro, 2.56 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB HD; iMac, 2.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 500 GB HD, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3Gs; AppleTV; PowerBook G4
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2010 7:44 AM (in response to csf76)MacBook Pro 2.2, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2010 8:45 AM (in response to csf76)Steve Jobs was displeased with Facebook's terms, and refused them.
* http://news.google.com/news/more?ncl=d6dWFH4NRz3MgaMDTQC7i_HrLCMLMMacBook Pro
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2010 9:21 AM (in response to Frank Nospam)Those articles aren't about Facebook connect which allows you to find friends of your from facebook also on Ping. Those are about full facebook and ping integration/co-operation. The itunes ping website even shows and mentions Facebook Connect as one of the ways for adding people to follow. Ah well i'm sure it will either be fixed or an explanation will come out sometime. I hope.. :PDell XPS400, Windows XP Pro
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2010 12:02 PM (in response to csf76)ATTENTION
There is a difference between Facebook Sharing and Facebook Connect.
Facebook sharing is when you want to post something from one site/app to your Facebook account.
Facebook Connect is signing in to a site/app using your Facebook credentials. Signing in using Facebook Connect, in Ping's case, allows you to see which of your friends on Facebook are also using Ping.
Ping's interface for finding and adding friends is horrible. The Facebook Connect link appeared for me the first time I set up a Ping account, just under the 'search for friends' section. After searching for friends using Facebook Connect, the Facebook Connect button disappears and is no longer usable.
I have emailed support about this, but they haven't gotten back to me yet. I'll update this post when I hear back from them about why you can only use Facebook Connect to view friends once.Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2010 8:27 PM (in response to Jimbob54)I even had it working last night, briefly. The feature was intentionally pulled, Apple told some news agency (aka "blog") that Facebook and Apple were still negotiating but that because Apple launched without explicit permission from Facebook, Facebook blocked their app and then Apple pulled the feature out of the iTunes XML pages shortly thereafter.
I have to agree I might use it if there was FB integration (because I already use FB) but absent that, Ping is not interesting to me.
SSDell Studio XPS 8100, Windows 7, x64 8GB RAM (oh and also an iPod 5G, iPhone 4 32GB, and iPad 64GB :))
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2010 10:00 PM (in response to Steve Sussman)lol. negotiating what? you just throw some code on your site or in your app to use facebook connect. the likely reason they pulled it is there was a bug with the communications between facebook's server and apples.