I have some fairly major news for you all this week. seekBromance.com is now fully integrated (once again) with the latest and greatest Facebook SDKs, to help make your bro-experience even more social. I’ll get to the details soon, but first I want to let you in on the back story.
When seekBromance was first launched back in 2011, it was always the goal to make it tie in comfortably with Facebook. As things evolved, of course, their tools changed, but for various technical reasons, we were unable to make the upgrades to the site that would let us keep up. Fortunately, those limitations are now gone, and just about everything is back to normal again in bromanceland.
So what can you now do with Facebook and seekBromance.com together?
First, you probably saw the blue Facebook login button on the front page, and near the bottom of most of the member-specific pages. If you set your account up to log in with Facebook, you’re automatically logged into seekBromance.com whenever your browser has your Facebook login active, too. There are two ways this works:
- If you already have a seekBromance account and an active brofile, just log in with your usual member ID and password, then click the Facebook login button and authorize seekBromance to access your basic Facebook data. Now, whenever you go to the front page, just click on the “Members Login” button near the top right, and you’ll be logged in automatically. No need to retype your user ID and password.
- If you don’t yet have a seekBromance.com account, clicking on the Facebook login will let you start creating one. You will still have to be verified as usual, and you’ll also need to complete your bro-file and get it approved before other members can find you. And you’ll still need a non-Facebook ID and password, so that you can still access seekBromance in case anything happens with the SDKs.
Second, if your Facebook friends have connected to seekBromance.com, even without your knowledge, you can discover them on the seekBromance site and add them to your address book! Just look for the blue “Find Facebook bros” button to access this feature.
For you history buffs out there, you used to be able to invite your Facebook friends directly to seekBromance.com, but Facebook has since yanked this feature. That’s now available only on mobile apps.
Speaking of our seekBromance Android and iPhone apps, which are soon to be released, they will have Facebook tie-ins, but not immediately. The plan for now is to add Facebook features in the second release, once all the initial issues are taken care of.
So now you’re up to date with the site, dude! If you have any trouble using the restored features, get a hold of support and we’ll figure out your issue.
As always, happy bromancing!