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Guiding Principles of App Strategy

Problem

Are there any general principles of Facebook app strategy that I should keep in mind while designing my app?

Solution

The Facebook team has published a set of Guiding Principles that they encourage all Platform developers to follow, grouped into three categories:

  • Applications should be Meaningful.

  • Applications should be Trustworthy.

  • Applications should be Well-Designed.

You should try to follow all of the Principles in your app’s design, particularly if you plan to apply to fbFund for funding. You can find the full list at http://developers.facebook.com/get_started.php?tab=principles.

Discussion

The Facebook Guiding Principles are great, and you should read and practice them, but the full list is a little long. Here’s a short list of things that will almost certainly make your app more successful, each of which includes some questions that you can ask yourself while you’re designing your application, to help you stay focused:


  

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