Pixenate goes from Zero to Facebook App in less than 24 Hours

12th of September 2007 by conor

Never underestimate a motivated person. Yesterday afternoon Walter Higgins, CEO of Sxoop, the creators of online photo editor Pixenate, wondered about the point of Facebook Apps. After a flurry of commentary from the Irish Jaikusphere, he was convinced and got started. Now, less than a day later you can use the Pixenate App on FB!

Pixenate facebook Application 01

This is no pointless proof of concept, it is a practical useful application for editing your Facebook pictures and photos in-situ. It is also extremely fast.

Pixenate facebook Application 02

It’ll be interesting to watch the growth in usage in this. Whilst it is relatively easy for someone high profile like Hugh Macleod to drive lots of users to his app, I have noticed many otherwise impressive applications languishing on Facebook.

Company Index: Sxoop Technologies

Comment posted by Conor O’Neill
at 9/12/2007 2:52:29 PM

Great idea, I’ll do that.

Comment posted by Paul M. Watson
at 9/12/2007 2:34:19 PM

Yeah, so lets get Walter in for an interview in a few weeks time and see how he benefited. Be great info for the rest of us in Ireland wondering if the FB springboard is a real, long-term positive effect. Hopefully it is and thanks to Walter for giving it a go.

Comment posted by Conor O’Neill
at 9/12/2007 2:23:40 PM

Paul, Walter was dubious in exactly the same way until he was convinced to at least investigate it. The ease of development seems to have sucked him in!

In his case, even if it just worked as an advertisement for the main site and the product, then I think it was one day’s work well spent.

Comment posted by Marcus Mac Innes
at 9/12/2007 2:08:06 PM

Paul… just wait till FB brings in micropayments.

Comment posted by Paul M. Watson
at 9/12/2007 1:52:10 PM

It would be really handy if Blognation did a follow up with Walter to see if the Facebook application benefited his bottom line in any way. FB apps seem to have huge numbers but I wonder if they are more to FB’s benefit than the app creators.

Comment posted by Marcus Mac Innes
at 9/12/2007 1:21:21 PM

Well done Walter, this is one of the best examples of Facebook app that might actually go somewhere!

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