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Not beeing economically able to actually buy the new iPhone, how can I impress my friends and family by posting status messages with the "via iPhone" postfix?

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hey, why the downvote? Trying to understand the mechanism behind the "via" postfix in facebook status feeds. Dont downvote just because you dont know the answer! –  Muleskinner Mar 17 '11 at 14:04
    
I didn't downvote, but I suggest because you said that you want to impress friends and family by faking a status message. You could have just asked how to do it. Anyway: This will not be possible since it's internally added from the official Facebook for iPhone app. –  slhck Mar 17 '11 at 15:22
    
Okay, thanks, just tried to add some humor. What do you mean by "internally added"? –  Muleskinner Mar 17 '11 at 16:00
    
Doesn't the the Touch still display iPhone, or have they finally changed it to be specific to the device? When I had my iPod Touch, it showed iPhone whenever I posted to Facebook –  Anthony Shaw Mar 17 '11 at 19:59

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You would have to create a Facebook application. When you sign up for a new application using the Facebook API, I think the name you give your application will be the name that shows up in the "via" part of the post. I doubt you'll be able to register your application under the name iPhone, but you could maybe do one that is just as "cool".

See the status.set method on how to set the status using the API. This requires some programming, but the API has libraries available for most programming languages.

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Thank you - will look into it, maybe "iPhone4" would be allowable –  Muleskinner Mar 17 '11 at 16:14
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There's a lot of info on the FB API page, but there are also a lot of tutorials on the web for using the FB API. Hey - Why not use "iPhone5" - if you're going for cool - that will surely impress them! That is until Apple or Facebook come after you :) –  BrianH Mar 17 '11 at 16:19

You can use websites like e.g. http://fbstatusvia.com to post via almost anything

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