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Yet another Facebook application issue


It’s only been a few weeks since we last pestered you, but it turns out our changes to the Facebook app weren’t quite enough, and that for a certain set of users flight notifications were still not working properly.  This time, though, we’re pretty sure we’ve got it licked, so let’s try this one last time — or so I hope.  Please go to:

If it says “Automatic refreshing active” at the bottom, the app should be working fine and no action is needed.  However, if it says “Step 1“, then please follow the instructions: click the link, grant the “publish” and “remember me” permissions, and then “Activate/Update preferences”.  You should get a “Thank you!” box after this, and then the application should finally work.  And if it doesn’t…  let us know!

<geek> Turns out that publish_stream isn’t enough, offline_access is required as well before Facebook will deign to grant a session key usable for offline stream publishing, and we were recording the wrong, temporary ones. Fortunately, we can request both and use the users_hasAppPermission() call to verify that the permission has duly been granted before recording the session key, and everything should now be peachy keen. </geek>

Facepalmed by Facebook,

7 thoughts on “Yet another Facebook application issue

  1. Hi, congrats on the cool site 🙂

    Couple of notes:
    – On the FAQ page, the signup link is broken (still pointing to /html/signup, when you know signup at /html/settings?new=yes);
    – In some pages the links on the top right corner don’t work on chrome (the cursor doesn’t even turn into a hand, seems a CSS issue).

    Hope it helps,


  2. Oh, i just noticed i commented on the facebook post, but my remarks were about the site pages 🙂


  3. Thanks, the FAQ link is fixed now. Chrome is not one of our officially supported browsers, but if you can suggest a CSS change that would fix the problem, let us know!



  4. Dear Sir,
    I am trying to register a flight with Wind Rose Aviation (7W) and I cannot because the system obliges me to register with an airline which probably never existed and it is claimed to use 7W. Please, could you fix this issue ? Thank you


  5. Dear all, trying to update my FB profile with Openglight application but since yesterday I got an error message from FB and then I could not upload it.
    Are you aware of any issue with FB?
    I follow carefully all your step by step instruction…but noway!


  6. @Lukediver: Please create a bug report on SourceForge *with the exact error message* and we’ll look into it:


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