Beta testing an fbml canvas application

Jan 21, 2008 at 5:32 PM
I am trying to determine how to beta test my fbml canvas application:

1) Can I use a non-public site (i.e. my development machine) to do this? I believe this is possible to do with iframe apps but not fbml apps. Is that correct?
2) Can I test the app without releasing it to all users? Can I avoid making it visible in the beta testing period?
Jan 21, 2008 at 7:43 PM
I believe that your server has to be public. What I do for beta testing is I set the application settings to limit the app to developers and make the beta testers developers.

Here are the settings that matter:
1. Developers, only list those that are going to beta test. The beta testers have to be your facebook friend in order to add them.
2. Who can add your application to their Facebook account? Check Users. Click No Pages.
3. Developer Mode, check this box. Check this box to only allow developers of the application to install the application.

Jan 22, 2008 at 12:09 AM
Thanks a lot. I had overlooked the Developers setting and the Developer Mode setting.