Tuesday, June 5, 2007

At Facebook f8

On Thursday May 24th I got to go to the facebook.com developer conference, f8 where facebook announced some major new features. Now anyone can develop an 'Application' and share it with the entire facebook network. These apps can be anything! Best of all, facebook will let you build a store, or use advertising to generate revenue through your app.

I designed a game for Prosper.com called Fantasy Banker. Go ahead, play amongst your friends.

Facebook has over 25 million users and expects that number to double in the next year. They rival google in web traffic, and they capture a young, internet savvy audience. I think they are successful because they have a truly personalized interface (that works, basically because it puts together and displays tons of dynamic, contextual, user information). The personalization creates a voyeuristic quality, and a wonderful user experience in facebook. I really enjoyed f8. I actually got interviewed!

Thank you Prosper for letting me design & make Fantasy Banker.

It was great to see Kevin Hartz & Francis Li at f8.

Mad props to the hot or no team!

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