Facebook Asks for Developer Input on How to Improve Platform

I’m going to be interviewed by the Facebook development team on Monday. I want to give them the best answers that reflect the Facebook developer community. I’ve heard plenty of input for my “FBML Essentials” book soon to be published by O’Reilly, but now is your time to speak and have your answers heard by Facebook.

If you have suggestions for things you would like to see improved on the Facebook development platform, or just plain things that are nagging you, leave them in the comments and I’ll ask all those I have time for in my chat with them on Monday. In addition, what would you like to see in FBML Essentials? If you were to read a book on FBML, what is it you think is missing on Facebook currently? I’ll also see these get reflected back to the Facebook Development team. Add your suggestions to the comments and maybe we can start a discussion…

Please feel free to forward this on so we can get some quality feedback!

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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.

0 thoughts on “Facebook Asks for Developer Input on How to Improve Platform”

  1. How did it go?

    If I had seen this post earlier, I would have you ask about the “message to multiple ids” issues I discussed with you at the last UTSMDev meeting which is the same as the popular requested feature at http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/Requested_Features

    #5 Ability to specify multiple recipient IDs in Facebook's “compose message” URL. Basically an app can only pre-populate a single id in compose message URL even though the app may know exactly the list the user wants to message.

    Or as an alternative I added this one to the requested feature list:
    #57 Exclude IDs on group message – I can send a message to a whole group (if admin) but sometimes I want to send to just part of group, perhaps those who did not respond already or those who want to be notified more often, etc. Since you cannot specify multiple recipient IDs in Facebook's “compose message” URL, specifying a group and then excluding IDS would work and would result in fewer messages sent than if we must send to whole group.

    I hope that with the trend towards “User Feedback-based Allocations” maybe they will open up messaging a bit more…

    –BC

  2. How did it go?

    If I had seen this post earlier, I would have you ask about the “message to multiple ids” issues I discussed with you at the last UTSMDev meeting which is the same as the popular requested feature at http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/R

    #5 Ability to specify multiple recipient IDs in Facebook's “compose message” URL. Basically an app can only pre-populate a single id in compose message URL even though the app may know exactly the list the user wants to message.

    Or as an alternative I added this one to the requested feature list:
    #57 Exclude IDs on group message – I can send a message to a whole group (if admin) but sometimes I want to send to just part of group, perhaps those who did not respond already or those who want to be notified more often, etc. Since you cannot specify multiple recipient IDs in Facebook's “compose message” URL, specifying a group and then excluding IDS would work and would result in fewer messages sent than if we must send to whole group.

    I hope that with the trend towards “User Feedback-based Allocations” maybe they will open up messaging a bit more…

    –BC

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