Thursday, July 12, 2007

Microsoft and Facebook Launch a Partnership

Microsoft and Facebook launched a partnership to implement a Facebook Development Kit so developers can start creating small applications and "widgets" for Facebook, which is a "social utility that connects you with the people around you". Facebook is one of the most popular network communities today, competing with MySpace and Hi5.

The Facebook Development Kit allows you to use Microsoft Popfly and Visual Studio Express to develop applications and enhancements for the Facebook utility.

Here are some links to getting started with:

Facebook site: http://www.facebook.com/
Microsoft Article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/showcase/
FaceBook SDK Getting Started Page: http://developers.facebook.com/

By the way, Facebook has a 29 million users database....imagine the exposure of your applications!!!

-ArbBot

2 comments:

  1. Hi,

    I'm not sure when the release will be, because I was using a alpha or beta. When I used this demo, I found two disturbing things:

    1. The lack of support for Firefox, they push users to use IE.

    2. When I did my "component" in the site it fails, but I only added basic things. :P

    Well we will have to wait to the final release. This sounds really good in order to centralize the information.

    Regards,
    Herberth

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  2. I'm sure in future releases of PopFly they will include support for different browsers. So far, the concept is quite new and it will get some time to improve the tool and for the users to get more involve in content creation for the web using this kind of tools.

    A.Baker

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