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Need advice on if a Facebook app is needed

Posted 17 June 2014 - 05:33 PM

I am trying to get a mobile app developed (ios / android) and for some reason I had it in my head that I should have a Facebook app. My App will be fetching some Facebook data from it's user. Do I even need to have a Facebook App or is it even something I could put on the back burner?

Thanks for any help or advice.
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Re: Need advice on if a Facebook app is needed

Posted 17 June 2014 - 05:34 PM

It looks like there already is a facebook app.. by some guys.. you know.. yeah.

https://play.google....facebook.katana
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Re: Need advice on if a Facebook app is needed

Posted 17 June 2014 - 05:42 PM

I'm not trying to make an app like Facebook. There are apps that are made exclusively for Facebook like apps are made for Ios and for Android. That is what i'm asking about.
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Re: Need advice on if a Facebook app is needed

Posted 17 June 2014 - 05:59 PM

Gotcha. In that respects your question is pretty vague. Is there a point to "fetching some Facebook data from it's user."? I mean, in theory, no one really needs to have/build some facebook widget.. but there are some reasons to.
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Re: Need advice on if a Facebook app is needed

Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:36 PM

I'm building a whole app, I just really don't want to put the details out there at the time being because I don't want someone stealing the idea. It's not a game. I think it might be the only app out there that is actually useful to Facebook, lol.
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Re: Need advice on if a Facebook app is needed

Posted 17 June 2014 - 08:24 PM

Okay.. then what is holding you back from building it, or why is there a question of you building it?
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Re: Need advice on if a Facebook app is needed

Posted 18 June 2014 - 12:41 AM

Because i'm just a single person trying to get an app made and it seems like everyone wants to charge me a ton of money. I have some web experience, but I can't do a mobile app. I'm one of those guys that when I go out with my buddies, I come up with a good idea and it sound awesome! The next day, not so much. I have had this idea now for about 9 months and it's still a great idea in my mind. I have detailed story boards made (in Photoshop), and I can do all the graphics. I can also do any website needed. I just need the mobile apps made.
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Re: Need advice on if a Facebook app is needed

Posted 18 June 2014 - 07:52 AM

I've had such a bad time finding a developer. Between taking days to get back to me via email or telling me they can do something, then to find out they can't, it's been a nightmare. My app doesn't seem like it should be that difficult to make, but the "big guys" want no less than $10,000. Reminds me of the day when websites were fairly "new" and people charged an arm and a leg because of it.
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Re: Need advice on if a Facebook app is needed

Posted 18 June 2014 - 07:57 AM

Is this just another 'post a job' thread? If so you already have one.

What you may think is easy is not always so when getting down to the brass tacks. Not to mention time, experience, and so on are often not cheap. See the "Picasso's Napkin' legend.
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Re: Need advice on if a Facebook app is needed

Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:49 AM

No, this is not a job posting. I just would like some advice on how important people think having a "Facebook" app is or do they think just having a mobile app is good enough?
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Re: Need advice on if a Facebook app is needed

Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:51 AM

It's super relative to the project, and there are no hard or fast rules. At best the only one that can make that determination is you. Do you think a facebook app is required in conjunction with a mobile app or not.
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