January 2008

For Doorbell on Bebo, I needed an easy way to play an arbitrary doorbell ring. Previously, I had been creating individual .swf files for each ring, and then using the <fb:swf> tag to put them on the page. I was using an AJAX callback to add them when the user clicked a doorbell. The swf was […]

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Facebook took another step to becoming the defacto operating system of the web 2.0 world. Though currently in beta they released a JavaScript Client Library for the Facebook API. What does that mean? It means that the 13,000+ Facebook applications that are currently hostable only inside www.facebook.com can now have a presence on the rest […]

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We have finished porting Inner Circle for Facebook over to Bebo. It was much easier because of our experience porting Doorbell, and the quick updates Bebo has made to their platform to make it more compatible with Facebook. Their goal is 100% compatibility, and although there are only 4 developers, they are making good progress. […]

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When I got to my Profile box today, the message at the top was that I could clean up my profile by moving the applications that I had at the bottom of the page to an “extended section”. My guess is that this will affect applications in a number of ways: 1. Any application in […]

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I happened across this today as I was going through the Facebook developer forums. Basically, using the new admin_setAppProperties and admin_getProperties functions, you can create pre-canned FQL queries that are run when you go to a particular page. It still has to run the queries, but it doesn’t have to do the back and forth […]

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Recently, we created a Bebo version of our Doorbell application for Facebook. Here is what I did: created a new app using the developer app. Used a new callback location. Updated my db to handle the larger sized userid and sessionkeys updated web server to handle the new callback location forked my fb source code […]

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Since Bebo finally opened up their platform for everyone a last week, we thought it would be fun to convert Doorbell for Facebook over to it. Bebo supports most of the Facebook API, so converting wasn’t too hard. Most of the time was finding out the places where they don’t work the same. All the same […]

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After creating Inner Circle last year, we wanted to try to make something that was light and easy. Doorbell was born. Doorbell adds a Doorbell to your Facebook Profile. You can choose between several styles of walls, bells and ring sounds. Your friends can ring it when they visit your profile and you can go to the […]

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