Archive for August, 2007

Powering Facebook Applications

August 26, 2007

Everyone loves Facebook, right? And lately it seems that everyone wants their own Facebook application. So, in response, the Dapper team (especially Uzi and Itai) has been working hard over the past few weeks to provide a framework for powering Facebook applications using Dapper, called the “Facebook AppMaker”. This means that anyone with a website can now use Dapper to create their own, automatically updating, Facebook application with no programming necessary. The AppMaker allows for branding (logos etc.) and provide functionalities such as remote search and retrieval, remote login, and multi-page apps. We’re currently opening up the feature in a private beta, but you can see a few examples here:
Customizable Google News
Personalized 43things

and many more to come.

If you want your own application, apply for the beta at

The AppMaker is joining our month old DapperApp, which allows you to get content from all over the web into Facebook effortlessly. If you want to get latest movies, a search for patents, or anything that is on the web, you can consume it in Facebook with the DapperApp


Scheduled Maintainance

August 14, 2007

Just a note to let everyone know that at 3am on August 15 (tonight) we will be moving our servers and updating our IP addresses.  This will result in a couple hours of down time during which time the Dapper service will be unreachable.  We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but the result will be significantly improved performance.  Please let us know if you experience any problems and thanks for your understanding.