Facebook Platform Marketplace
by Dave Morin - January 31, 2008 at 2:32pm

Are you a ninja developer looking to work with some of the biggest brands on earth? Are you the head of marketing at one of the biggest brands on earth looking for a killer developer to take your brand to the social graph?

The Facebook Platform Marketplace is here to help you. We've harnessed the power of Facebook Marketplace technology to build a quick and efficient way for you to connect with the other people or businesses to make your idea for a Facebook Platform application into a reality.

Everyday the team here at Facebook talks with thousands of people, businesses, and some of the biggest brands worldwide who are looking to find contract development services, or developers to join their team. We're planning on sending every single one of them to the Facebook Platform Marketplace, so the opportunity is huge!

Get started by checking out the front page of the Facebook Developer application at:

http://facebook.com/developers

You'll see a new Marketplace section where you can post two different types of listings:

1) Facebook Platform - Developers Wanted: If you are the head of marketing for a large brand, an independent business person with a great idea, or just someone looking for a teammate in building an application you can post here. Be sure to post exactly who or what type of firm you are looking for. We also recommend that you make sure to include the following information when you setup your listing:

  • - Company Name
  • - Company Description
  • - Clear Description of What You Are Looking to Build
  • - Budget Estimate


2) Facebook Platform - Developers Available: If you're a single ninja developer looking to do some hacking on the side and are willing to take on some projects, or if you are a full-service, premiere Facebook Platform development shop, be sure that you are listed here. We'll be sending everyone we talk to to check out this page. We also recommend that you make sure to include the following information when you setup your listing:

  • - Company Name
  • - Company Description
  • - Examples of Applications Built
  • - Typical Rates
  • - Facebook Page URL
  • - Website URL
  • - A Way to Contact You


We're excited about the community of developers and development shops that are forming out there to build and consult on Facebook Platform, and we're even more excited to bring everyone to the same place in the Facebook Platform Marketplace. Over time we'll be adding lots of cool new features to make the market even more efficient.

Enjoy!