Testing Facebook Connect applications
In contrast to Canvas applications, which appear as a seamless part of Facebook, Connect applications are regular Web apps that:
- Support using Facebook user authentication on your Web site.
- Enable your Web site to access all Facebook goodies (such as friends, pictures, notifications, etc.) for signed-in users, just like a Canvas app.
When you connect your Facebook Connect app to FriendRunner instead of the Facebook servers during development, you enable unlimited testing, and you are able to control Facebook's behavior when you call certain APIs.