How to Create a Store on Facebook I believe that in the years ahead Facebook will become not only a place to connect with friends and family but a place to buy and purchase stuff. We have updated this page with some great new options for creating a Facebook storefront. We’ve also created 4 video walk thru’s below.. I’ve seen quite a few store front applications pop up for Facebook and I have been wanting to try one for a while. I had our storefront (You Brand, Inc. Here is a screenshot of our store below: Our Facebook Store This allows you to create a separate tab on any facebook page called Storefront. How Much Does it Cost? Currently to set up a storefront the cost is zero, yes free. How Do I Set Up a Store? I was amazed at how easy it was to set up a store. You must have a paypal account, both personal and business is work.Create an account on their website hereTo set up the store just go the application page here and follow the directions outlined. Adding a new product is a 2 step process. Some features this store has:
The 12 Best Ways To Customize Your Facebook Pages When a service such as Facebook limits users’ creative freedom, it is inevitable that other add-on services will overcome this limitation. This is why then, we see more and more Facebook tab apps that give us more control and freedom when it comes to customizing a fan page or a personal profile. I can’t really understand why Facebook doesn’t create an editor that lets users create a super fan page. I can only guess they don’t want to deal with it and prefer their uniform design, which may be boring but at least it is consistent and familiar. Instead, Facebook lets other people get creative and offer an array of Facebook related apps built on the API. I’ve written about this subject over, and over, and over again here at TechCrunch. Please note that starting today, if you own a page on Facebook, you will need to customize the page under your tab to a width of 520 pixels. But I digress. Cost: 1 free page/ad supported. Tabfusion is an ultimate tab suite for your fan page and profile.
Early Results: The Open Graph and Music - Développeurs Facebook Over the past few years, developers have started to demonstrate that when music is discovered through friends, people listen to more music and a wider variety of artists. At f8, we introduced an evolution of Facebook Platform and launched a dozen partners that we’ve worked closely with to re-think music discovery with the Open Graph. Our hypothesis was that integrating with the Open Graph would accelerate music discovery and make it a more valuable part of the Facebook experience, while improving key metrics for our partners. We want to provide an anecdotal summary of what we’ve seen in the two months since launch, even though Timeline -- one of the key channels for expression and discovery -- has yet to be released. Since f8, people have shared their listening activity more than 1.5 billion times with their friends using the music apps that have integrated the Open Graph. Developer Successes A few highlights from the weeks following f8: Socially connected users.
Instagram Photos Now Show Up Full Size on Facebook Instagram has announced deeper integration with Facebook — now your Instagram pictures shared to Facebook will be displayed in full size on your timeline or the timeline of a friend. Not only will the photo show up in all its glory, but the caption you've added from within the Instagram app on the iPhone will be sitting there underneath. The integration goes even deeper, letting you share your friends' pictures (or even groups of pictures) from Instagram onto Facebook. You can create an "Instagram Photos" album on your Facebook account to aggregate all those photos. The insular nature of the Instagram service still remains, where the only platform you can use to take Instagram pictures is the iPhone. You can also share Instagram images that a friend has posted to Facebook by using the “Share” button below that friend’s image in order to post the photo to your own timeline, on a friend’s timeline, in a group, on your page, or in a private message. [via the official Instagram blog]
Build Beautiful Apps with ShortStack’s New Themes | ShortStack.com Custom Facebook Pages We’ve added 25 new themes to our growing list of options that our users can take advantage of when building their custom apps. We wanted to provide some additional themes that not only add a variety of options but some cleaner looks, more professional themes for businesses, and specific templates that our designers could benefit from. You can find our new themes in the tab designer within ShortStack under Theme Selector in the live preview column. ShortStack adds new themes to design options If you’re interested in knowing which exact themes are new here’s the list of the 25 names to keep an eye out for: Baby Blue Beach Scene Block Out Business Dark Business Red Business Green Cappuccino Copper Tile Corporate Corporate Neutral Gargoyle Granola Grapeful Luxurious Margarita Night Rider Organic Serenity Slate Spotlight Spotlight Blue Terra Cotta Trendy red Tree Hugger Wasabi Check out the 25 new theme options within ShortStack for custom page tab apps Share Comments comments
Early Success Stories: Timeline Apps and Open Graph - Développeurs Facebook There should be an app for everyone on Facebook, and people are quickly starting to use the apps you build to experience all of the things they love – shopping, reading books, eating and traveling – with their friends. A few weeks ago, more than 60 new timeline apps went live. These apps - many in the lifestyle category - broadened what was available to people on Facebook beyond the music, news and video apps that were introduced at f8 in September. Music apps like Spotify, Songza and Deezer are seeing dramatic increases in sharing and music discovery. People have shared more than 5 billion songs through these apps, and their availability has increased from eight to 50 countries. We’re now seeing new content discovery and increases in traffic and engagement happening more broadly for companies of all sizes. Shopping and Fashion Entertainment Food These apps have a few things in common. For example, Pinterest makes it easy for people to pin and share items (Figure 1).
23+ Essential Facebook Page Applications to Improve Fans Engagement in 2012 Greetings and Happy New Year! To kick off 2012, some of you may think of giving your Facebook Page a facelift. There may be some features you wish to add such as custom iframe tabs with fan gate option or ideas to encourage fans engagement on your Page. This review is based on my personal opinion only and has nothing to do with affiliation or app sponsorship whatsoever. To Encourage Fans Participation and File Sharing: #1 FriendCard FriendCard is a smart way to make your brand go viral by allowing fans to send customizable branded greeting cards to their friends. #2 Coupon for Pages What can be more exciting to offer fans some great deals on your Page? (Note: Transform the Coupon tab into a fan-gating tab to entice new ‘Likes’) #3 File Sharing File Sharing enables page admin to share up to (any) 5 files with fans on your Page. #4 Scribd for Pages #5 PDF Tab If you would like to share a PDF file with fans without the download option, this app might just meet your requirement. #6 Fotobabble
Growth and Mobile Apps - Développeurs Facebook In February, we announced early data points about the traffic that Facebook was delivering to mobile apps and games. Over the past two month, the traffic we drive to mobile apps continues to rapidly grow: Facebook sent more than 160 million visitors last month to mobile apps (up from 60 million in late February). These mobile visitors were responsible for more than 1.1 billion visits to mobile apps in the same time frame (up from 320 million in late February).Seven of the top ten grossing iOS apps and six of the top ten grossing Android apps are integrated with Facebook. As mentioned in previous highlights, features like Single Sign On and Open Graph increase installs, usage, and re-engagement for mobile apps, regardless of whether they are built for iOS, Android or the mobile web. Here are a few examples of mobile apps finding success using Facebook to drive growth: BranchOut: Personalized professional profile Connect professionally with friends Viddy:
Top 10 Facebook Apps for Fan Engagement and Building Community Are you looking for ways to better engage Facebook fans and build your community? These top 10 Facebook apps are, in my opinion, some of the most useful ones for pages when it comes to encouraging fan engagement and giving value to your community. They are also very easy to use. Some may be familiar to you, but you may find some new gems to try out. By the way, check out Top Ten Facebook Apps for Building Custom Tabs & Pages. #1: Fan of the Week for Pages Your fans like to be recognized. The application is free for the basic message shown below, but you can upgrade for a small fee to customize your message. When you are recognizing your audience for participation, they will watch for your posts. To add it to your page, just go to and then choose the page to add it to. Enabling the Fan of the Week for Pages app is easy. #2: Booshaka Booshaka is another application that will highlight the fans who are participating on your page more often. #3: NetworkedBlogs
Early Success Stories: Video and Open Graph - Développeurs Facebook In less than three months, more than 3,000 timeline apps have launched that span categories such as news, food, travel, and fashion. Among these are video apps seeing increased growth and engagement by building with the Open Graph and making it easier for people to share and discover videos on Facebook and their mobile devices. Early results show that as video clips go viral, so do the video apps and websites integrated with Open Graph. VEVO: The music video platform recently relaunched its site and iPhone and Android apps with a deep Facebook integration to make the user experience even more social. Provide social context throughout: The social context should continue throughout the user's experience. A/B test: Understand and constantly test how to optimize the user experience. We're continuing to approve actions and look forward to more types of timeline apps launching soon.