Facebook Application Development. Jason Banico Presented by Wilson L. Chua. Why create a Facebook app?. Primary Account Creation and Login = Real Identities Facebook users are already profiled. (No need for more info forms.)
Presented by Wilson L. Chua
Primary Account Creationand Login = Real Identities Facebook users are already profiled. (No need for more info forms.)
Distribution:You have a global audience that you can tap on –2.767 M as of Oct 2008
Automatic Social Graph Users can find their Facebook friends on the site.
Facebook Connect’s ability to Publish content to the Facebook News Feed in a social and therefore highly relevant way
Target your audience.Look for a niche interest not currently served by Facebook, such as books, stock market or manga.
Think viral.Imagine how your initial users "infect" their friends with the app.
Make it sticky.Offer something fun or useful that will engage your users.
Keep it simple.Sophisticated apps can turn off users with short attention spans.
Facebook.NET – By Nikhil Kothari, author of Developing Microsoft ASP.NET Server Controls and Components
Facebook Developer Toolkit – Developed by Clarity Consulting and endorsed heavily by Microsoft; integrates very well with Visual Studio Express.
Visual Studio Starter Kit for Facebook – By Steve Trefethen
Facebook API Client Library for VB.NET – By Jay Lagorio; this is earliest implementation of the API that I had come across.