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Facebook and Twitter Dialog for cocoonjs

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Tutorial written by juannn91Originally published on 18th, March 2014 - 7 revisions

This is a solution that use facebook and twitter dialog with the browser plugin for publish your game score on ios windows phone and android using cocoonjs, it is a simple but useful solution I hope it works for you

if you only need to work with android yo can put the dialog url(facebook or tweeter) on a browser "OpenURL in a new window" action like this:

if you need this to work on iOS, you need to use something to encode the url, maybe you knows other solution this is what i found:

1. you can encode the url on an external tool search "encode url" on google and you will have a lot of tools for this.


2.you can use the encodeURI inside a plugin

a.Create a new plugin to use the encodeURI function of javascript or create a copy of browser plugion (if you create the copy yo need to change the id and name of the plugin

    	return {"name":			"Browser","id":			"Browser","version":		"1.0","description":	"Access the browser that is running the HTML5 application.","author":		"Scirra","help url":		"http://www.scirra.com/manual/110/browser","category":		"Web","type":			"object",			// not in layout"rotatable":	false,"flags":		pf_singleglobal};

b.add the encodeURL function to the brwoser plugin Open url function like this:

Be sure not to have any encode url on the facebook or twitter url

Complementary material

* You cand find the plugin code in C:\Program Files\Construct 2\exporters\html5\plugins\browser\runtime.js

* You can use tumblr to store your image

* Use this links to undestand more the properties of each dialog box
facebook reference
twitter reference

Dialog for facebook

https://www.facebook.com/dialog/feed?app_id=XXXXXXXXXX&display=popup&caption= Your score message here &link=https://developers.facebook.com/docs/dialogs/&redirect_uri=https://facebook.com&name=Your game name &picture=your picture url&description= your description

Dialog for twitter

https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text= Your score message here &lang= your lenguage &url=your url

I have attached a . capx to that show what i have done, remember to use the encodeURI function for iOS

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Lordshiva1948 44.3k rep

Nice work thanks for sharing

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 8:38:19 AM
zorrovn 373 rep

Thanks for your tutorial , I hope this tutorial will solve my problems with social integration function in my game :D

Friday, March 21, 2014 at 10:48:23 PM
juannn91 1,239 rep

Hi, i am sure it works for simple sharing integration, if you have any problems tell me.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 2:49:20 PM
hollowthreat 1,578 rep

can i use encode url for android? i tried make a copy of browser plugin and add both plugins in my project, when i preview the game, it shows error. i can only have one browser plugin in the project, so if i can use encode url one for both ios and android would be great!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 11:50:30 PM
Bitapps 504 rep

can i use this to get a friends score?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 8:28:16 PM
juannn91 1,239 rep

if you are going to make a copy the browser plugin you need to change some few things in code, or make a knew one with only the open url functions.

In my case I modify the browser plugin adding the encodeURI to each open URL function, like i show in the second image.

tri it.
it works.

No this is only for sharing :/

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 6:19:13 AM
hollowthreat 1,578 rep

yes it does work, thank you for the tutorial, its very useful!

my only concern is I have to modify the browser plugin in every C2 update. would be easier to clone it? i can't get clone to work without error :/

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 8:52:17 AM
AbelaNET 14.9k rep

Thanks for sharing.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:05:28 PM
irina 6,924 rep

same here... if i clone browser plugin and even if i rename it to browserIOS i cant make it work... :(

Monday, March 31, 2014 at 10:25:51 AM
AndreasR 30.6k rep

CocoonJS offers an in-built Facebook service. Is this possible with construct 2? Or do just that way works?

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 at 9:33:28 PM
iceangel 33.5k rep

Thanks you.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 at 10:24:39 AM
AndreasR 30.6k rep

Works fine on HTML5 projects, but it doesn't work on android (cocoonJS). Does it work on your android app?

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 at 7:12:28 PM
hollowthreat 1,578 rep

ok a proper way to tackle encodeURL, use URLencode(str), so you don't have to mess with the official plugin :)

Sunday, April 06, 2014 at 4:06:47 AM
Colludium 58.4k rep

@juann91 - this is an awesome step. Thank you for your help. I have a problem implementing it but I'm going to ask in the how do I forum as it involves trying to use the URLencode(str).

Thanks again!!

Monday, April 07, 2014 at 3:49:12 AM
juannn91 1,239 rep

Hi, yes it works on all devices.
heare is a solution that @Colludium have found and you don't need to use the url encode


insted encode the url with an external tool example : meyerweb.com/eric/tools/dencoder/

thanks @Colludium

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 12:40:28 AM

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