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Where to find Facebook development info

January 28, 2008

Here and now more than ever.

Facebook developers (or those who hope to be) can find all the information necessary to begin developing games for Facebook at the link above.

On Friday, Facebook announced that it had just updated its software to allow developers to “create a Facebook application that can be hosted on any web site that serves static HTML.” This has rather enormous implications for games that I’m sort of still getting my head around.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 28, 2008 2:20 pm

    I think I understand a bit, but what are some of the specific implications you’re thinking of?

  2. danwilkins permalink
    January 28, 2008 10:13 pm

    So we’re looking at websites being able to house their own personal games with the benefit of the facebook populace being able to key in from the start?

    Are we talking text based mmo websites hosted completely through the Facebook community?

    Corporations utilizing Facebook’s popularity directly from their own site rather than routing through Facebook first?

    Game designer’s being able to prototype their designs for free to others from their own blogs?

    Are any of these close? I can understand the implications but I’m having issues with the big picture.

  3. January 28, 2008 10:50 pm

    Well from Facebook’s point of view we’re talking about Facebook apps driving traffic to Facebook as well as from it. That helps the app developer too, in that they can get users for their app from a bazillion blogs and not JUST from Facebook.

    And doesn’t MySpace let you put static HTML on its pages. đŸ™‚

  4. January 29, 2008 6:51 am

    @Dan – possibly all those things. I think this addition makes it more attractive to developers who no longer have to nest their application fully within Facebook. With 68 million daily users, this makes it an incredibly attractive audience. It could also possibly lead to easier implementation of the pay-for-play model, which will surface sooner or later.

    @Joe – true. MySpace… it’s interesting how that “platform” doesn’t feel like such a platform to me at all. It’s so static in comparison to Facebook.

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