Last Fall, I wrote a little Facebook application called CheckinSpy, a simple Google Maps and Facebook Places mashup that lets you see where you and your friends have checked in.
As you can see from this Facebook Insights graph, its best days are behind it:
Today, I decided to flip its GitHub repo from private to public. Well, not actually. I made a few minor changes first:
- I removed my Facebook application’s specific dev, staging and prod public and private keys.
- I may or may not have removed or fixed some egregious lines of code that I never intended to be visible to anyone but me.
- As anyone can now plainly see, CheckinSpy is a PHP application that uses the Symfony framework. I haven’t included the Symfony framework files in the repo. It can be downloaded from symfony-project.org. CheckinSpy uses version 1.4.4, but this can be easily upgraded or changed. The Symfony files should be placed be in lib/vendor/symfony.
- Images paths have been changed from the Rackspace CDN I use, to a relative ‘images’ folder.
Aside from that, the new repository is identical to the live Facebook application.