Dabbling With Facebook Apps

My post yesterday got the gears (pun originally not intended) going in my head. I’ve got so many ideas I want to push out to Facebook Apps. Apparently I’m not alone either, as in just the last couple days of it being live, there are already hundreds of apps being published. Digg is full of them today, and I noticed Digg even has an app of their own – you can see it in my profile below.

So I decided to give it a whirl. I followed the tutorial on the wiki and set up their basic application. It was way easy! Just a little PHP or programming knowledge and you could have a pretty powerful application utilizing the vast network of Facebook. You can see my little app on my Facebook Profile by scrolling all the way down to the bottom. It’s called PicasaSync because that’s what it will be eventually – an app to sync your picasa web images. Go ahead, fill in the form and watch it reproduce the text you just typed. Ooooooh… I’ll post more here as I develop more.

On a side and more serious note, my sister, Michelle’s (the singer) in the ICU from a bad car accident. She’s okay, but she could use your prayers…

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Jesse Stay has been a pioneer in the space of social media marketing since before it was called "social media marketing". Originally a software developer, Jesse built a tool called SocialToo.com which helped brands like Pepsi, Brittany Spears, and MC Hammer grow their social media presence, and before he knew it brands were coming to him for help to grow their presence in very unique ways. His tool was featured on almost every tech blog and even mainstream news sites like New York Times, Techcrunch, and Mashable. Jesse also spent a brief period working FOR Facebook, Inc., helping them to build out their documentation to help companies integrate Facebook Connect into their websites and mobile apps. Jesse took his skills and helped the LDS Church kick off most of its social media programs. While there he helped launch the award-winning "I'm a Mormon" marketing campaign with global reach worldwide in the millions of views and followers. Jesse established new global programs at the Church to further grow its reach amongst both members and non-members of the Church, working with every department of the Church, also including entities like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Brigham Young University. He also helped the Church navigate its voice and presence during the Mitt Romney Presidential campaign due to the significant attention the Church was getting at the time. He established the social media advertising techniques and strategies employed at Deseret Digital Media growing over 20 million fans across their news properties in just 6 months, and was featured on AdWeek for his success. As founder and Principal of Stay N Alive, Jesse has developed very unique techniques in social media advertising to help organizations grow presences, within months on minimal budgets, into hundreds of thousands of highly relevant and engaging fans and followers. He designed and teaches social media advertising at LDS Business College. He has helped grow sales, and has a belief that yes, you CAN measure social! Jesse has been featured as one of 10 entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter (next to Biz Stone and Ev Williams, founders of Twitter) by Entrepreneur magazine. Jesse has written 9 books on the topic of social media marketing and development, including Google+ Marketing For Dummies and Facebook All In One For Dummies, and eats, lives, and drinks social media with a personal combined presence of over 600,000 followers on his personal social profiles.

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