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Archive for December, 2008


Facebook API Posts Declining

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Dear Diary,

I know it has been some time since I have written, but I have been so busy!

I recently had an idea for a Facebook Application, so as usual, after stewing on it for a month, I started coding.  As usual, I am so pleased that I acted on my instincts and now have something to show for my efforts rather than just contemplating it.  I do realize that driving adoption of Facebook Apps is hard these days and my app has some advantages and disadvantages in that regard.   I will post more details later.

What I wanted to talk about briefly is an interesting phenomenon.  I started learning about the Facebook API and rapidly discovered that most of the discussion was “pre-new-design”.  In fact, much of it was pre-throttling.  As Facebook has made their service less friendly to designers, there has been less and less discussion of how to build for the Facebook Platform.  In many ways, this creates a death spiral of application development by small developers.

The result is there is very little discussion online of how to build apps using the new design.  I wish I could figure out where I could generate a good graph looking at 2 years of blog post data.  I started with Google Trends, but all that told me was that lots of people still look for information.

Couple of nagging bugs fixed

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Just a quick note since I have not posted a note of late.

Fixed a bug in version tracking for private maps.  That is nice!

Also, fixed a bug in chart creation that should make for fewer accidental public charts.  It now remembers the state of the radio buttons.

Look forward to posting more, but it is super busy this holiday season.

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