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.