Oct 9, 2007

Calling Facebook Users

Over the last couple of days I've been trying to come up with a simple facebook app that might help draw attention to Friends for Peace. So far, I haven't had much success at coming up with a good idea that works.

I've created a very simple app that will display a picture on the users profile page. I had wanted to have that image change to a new random page every time you reload your profile, but it turns out that Facebook's cacheing mechanisms don't make that easy (if someone knows a good way around this I'd love to hear it).

My other idea would be to create an app that would allow users to sent pictures to each other, similar to the gifts apps that are so prolific on facebook. That's a lot more involved of a project, so I'm stalling in the hopes of getting another better idea. Are there any facebook users that have a better idea, or that would be willing to help create an app?

Aaron
Coding for Peace


Update 10/11/2007:
I was able to figure out how to do the random image changes, so there now is a Facebook application called: Friends for Peace. I'd love to have a bunch of people add the app and give me some feedback about what we can do to make it better. -- Aaron

Update 11/8/2007:
Facebook users can find the app here. -- Aaron

4 comments:

hugo said...

I can't find the app. Where is it?

Aaron said...


It's here
. Sorry, I should have posted this in the first place.

I've been having trouble getting it to list properly in the directory. If anyone has done this before, and has suggestions about what I've done wrong, please let me know.

Hugo said...

Thanks! I wish I could help, but I am very new to facebook myself.

When I sent invites to my pals, I got a message telling me that there was a problem. I just wanted to let you know about it. I don't know if the invites got sent or not.

zoey said...

We hope you'll all consider visiting www.onemillionpeacesigns.com and adding some Peace Photos! We'll link them right back to you, or to here...we do it all thru flickr, but it's easy and free.
We are getting over 8,000 hits a day to the site, and we have about 5,000 members...all the photos are on the site.
We also started a One Million Peace Signs group on Facebook.

www.onemillionpeacesigns.com
www.onemillionpeacesigns.blogspot.com