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Facebook New Application Tool Facacta

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This is just a quickie, and no code involved. A friend of mine on Twitter asked me a question tonight that I realized I should probably mention here. She was running into an error creating a new Facebook application, and couldn’t figure out how to move forward.

The Facebook application creation tool has been borked for a few months now. Almost every time I try to create a new application, I get an error when I submit the first part of the form.

Facebook IS creating the application, despite the error. Each time you hit reload or try again, you’ll be creating another application. I figured this out a few months ago only after creating about 15 of the same application, because I didn’t realize that despite the “Sorry, an error has occurred because Facebook hates you” message, each browser reload was creating a new application.

So if you’re running into an error when you’re trying to create a new application, go to your Developers dashboard at www.facebook.com/developer and see if you don’t actually have a few dozen of them already created. 🙂

You probably do, and you can just edit those duplicates as you need for new applications moving forward.

And thanks to @iva_tanackovic for asking the question!

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I'm a tech nerd from NY/CA now living in Lisbon, Portugal. I run Grokability, Inc, and run several open source projects, including Snipe-IT Asset Management. Tweet at me @snipeyhead, skeet me me at @snipe.lol, or read more...

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