Facebook connecting Android App

Well since Random coding didn’t happen, I decided to move to another hobby project which was creating an Android activity that would connect to Facebook, get me an identity so that I could use it to handle Authentication for Conflicademia. I don’t personally care about managing accounts and I was thinking of some other distraction from actual game content. Regardless, it was finally a success and I think my next personal coding session will go to the game again.

Note to others, the instructions provided by Facebook for getting started with Android Studio had a number of hurdles to overcome.

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/getting-started/facebook-sdk-for-android-using-android-studio/3.0/

One with Gradle, which as far as I can tell is something like Maven or MsBuild with a Nuget attachment. I should have documented everything that I did to make it work, but I didn’t. Those of you trying to follow the examples and giving up. Sorry for the documentation fail.

The other issue was the instructions for generating the “Key Hash” with OpenSSL. I kept getting an error stating “remote app id does not match stored id”. So I did a little bit of Googling and came across the following link.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15021790/remote-app-id-does-not-match-stored-id-exception

Regenerated the keyhash from the code sample, replaced it on the app configuration in Facebook and viola. It all worked

With that, I think tonight was generally satisfactory in terms of hobby productivity.

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