Archive for the ‘Facebook’ Category

Dapper Facebook AppMaker Now Open to Public

September 26, 2007

It’s here!

Thanks to all the crucial feedback we received from our beta testers, complements and critiques from the press, we’re now releasing our Dapper Facebook AppMaker.

What this will allow you to do is take ANY Dapp and turn it into a fully independent Facebook app. Use your own header, footer, background styling — really make it yours — and with absolutely no programming. If you can make a Dapp, you can make a Facebook app.

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Several of our content partners have done just that. Answers.com took advantage of our AppMaker when it was in private beta to make this cool little app. MTV Programming did (and continues to do) the same (see their MySuperSweet 16 app [log in as some chick named “tailfeather”]). There’s more…I even made an ├╝ber nerdy one for my Kellogg classmates. Careful: app making is addictive.

Now it’s yours. It’s as easy as 1) making a Dapp, or picking one someone has already made, 2) setting up an application with the Facebook Developer application (requires filling in a few details that we’ll give you), and 3) uploading some cool styling to an image hosting service and giving us the URLs. Soon we’ll upload a screencast for you to really take you through the process, but don’t worry it’s a piece of cake.

Sucking the programming out of Facebook app development is just another example of how we see Dapper as a tool that allows people to concentrate on their core focus yet still get the benefit from all the cool web services they can make out of their content, and the web as a whole. Thanks to all the writeups from TechCrunch, Mashable!, and CNN Money and our loyal blogger community, and thanks to content partners Answers.com and MTV for helping us hone the product!

Enjoy the AppMaker — and send us feedback here or at facebook@dapper.net.

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Add Any Dapp to Facebook? Christmas in July?

July 8, 2007

Yep, we’ve hopped on the Facebook App bandwagon with a doosy — add any Dapp you’ve created to your Facebook profile!

http://apps.facebook.com/dapperapp/

We’re officially in “beta” with this one, so we appreciate your first reactions. But the idea is this: Search for a Dapp, configure how you want it to look (and give it all necessary inputs), and see it as a live app on your profile. Content owners are gonna love it — this is a really easy way for any of them to get a Facebook app up and running that mirrors their website (hint hint: we’re going toward a standalone app creator for them too…shhhhh).

Answers.com, JamBase.com, and Swivel.com have all signed on as content partners for the launch of the Dapper Facebook app platform. See what happened today in history, subscribe to a feed of your favorite band’s tour dates, add interesting graphs and data to your profile, you get the idea.

…or add your LinkedIn CV. A Flickr search. Your school’s news. Enjoy!

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