Here’s a question we’ve been getting a lot over the past few days since Facebook announced the switch to IFrame applications starting March 11, 2011.
“How does Facebook’s discontinuation of Static FBML affect ShortStack?”
The short answer is: We’re all set.
We’ve known about the upcoming switch to IFrames for about 7 months now (here’s our last post on the topic), so IFrame functionality is thoroughly ‘baked-in” to ShortStack. We use very little FBML (and we don’t use the Static FBML application at all) in our widgets and we already serve alternative code in the preview window that you see when designing your tab in ShortStack. In fact, the preview window is exactly what we will be using when Facebook Page applications switch to IFrames March 11. Any ShortStack tabs already installed prior to the switch will continue to function as is, indefinitely, and we’ll offer the ability to upgrade your existing tabs to the IFrame version, with one click, on a tab-by-tab basis.
We’re really excited about Facebook’s transition to IFrame applications since we’ll be able to add even more features to the platform.