So I have been working on my facebook cocktail application for a little over a week now having started it on the memorial day weekend. It allows you to do everything my cocktail site does and a little bit more including recommending a cocktail to a friend and seeing the most recently popular cocktails and the top 12 users yesterday. I actually have a bunch more ideas of what it could do like little graphs of the popularity of the cocktail over time and so on.
What is exciting is that in 3hrs I have added 300users to the application, now obviously rates won't stay that high but realistically most of the east cost wasn't browsing facebook when the app was approved and neither was the UK. It will be really interesting to see how things go over the next 24hrs.
The best news is I have log files tracking everything going on so I will be able to note down and describe what the growth of a facebook application looks like!
More posts to come down the line but I want to leave you with a thought. For my cocktail recommendations engine I now have a track... at a user level... of every cocktail viewed and rated, and at what level (pretty much tied to demographic too if I can get my ass in gear and pull that data). This recommendation engine can get much, much smarter :D