In ony six months Facebook has quickly matured their Facebook Platform to 1.0 status. Developers are responding by creating a catalog of dozens and dozens of neat add on applications for Facebook. The Facebook Platform allows them to create their applications and remix data about profiles, friendship connections, photos and events.
Here are the best of the breed of the earliest Facebook applications. Only web-based apps are included here, no desktop apps. You will need to be logged into facebook to use all of these. Kudos to all the developers that made these apps!
Facebook Birthday Calendar Generator – Generate a birthday calendar of your Facebook friends and import it into Outlook, Google Calendar, iCal, etc.
Facebook Photos plugin for WordPress – photos you upload to Facebook will be visible in a “Photos” tab in the WordPress blog post composition window.
Facebook Google Gadget – A little dashboard for your Facebook account that can sit on your Google personalized homepage, or your desktop if you have Google Desktop. Would be nice if it updated when you got new messages/pokes, etc
Your Hottest Friend – Ratings of your friends plus a leader board. Oh boy, let the games begin.
Friend mapper – See a map of where your friends are from. You might be surpised at how far people live from their hometowns these days.
FBTF – Takes pictures you upload to Facebook and copies them to Flickr. Now, if only there was a way to do it the other way around…
Update: flickurbook allows you to copy sets of photos from Flickr to Facebook.
favrats – What are your friends watching, listening and reading? Not the prettiest, but fast and handy.
Your True Self – See how your friends map across the political spectrum. Very interesting to see how your network of friends skews toward a certain type of political thought.
If you want to find out more about how to get started developing applications for Facebook, check out Facebook Developers.
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