#3 App in a box
Type: Cross Functional App/Widget Creator
Good for: People that want to share their videos or mp3s
Cost: Free (optional upgrade)
Pros: Easy to use, free, can upgrade, and supports a number of different widgets
Cons: Only works with facebook, doesn’t accept RSS feeds.
App in a box is another widgetbox type application that allows you to create multiple facebook applications with a single generator. The big difference with this one is you create an app by adding “boxes”. These boxes can be anything from pictures, video, flash content or mp3s.
You start off by clicking “get started now” on the main page, then it takes you through the steps. The main difference between this generator and others is it is a bit clunky and the interface is just crams all the steps into one page (I recommend that you open two windows side by side):
It actually is a little easier to set up the developer application than some of the others because of this. The only obvious downside is you need to have two windows open at once.
From there you can start editing your App in the box Facebook application:
And then pick “boxes” to put in your app:
Unfortunately, once I was done I realized that it doesn’t accept RSS feeds from blogs. However, I could have added my Flickr page… that is before I got lost in the process…
Bottom Line: Okay Facebook application generator, there are better ones out there. However, the one plus is the option to upgrade if you want to remove ads.
Next up: #4 KickApps