Platforms: Interested in building apps on the platform?

[Disclaimer: I was meant to do a little talk at this so my travel and hotel expenses are being covered by SalesForce. I am not being paid to blog this.]

With Facebook making “platforms” sexy and fun, more and more developers are starting to make entertaining and sometimes useful applications for the Facebook platform as well as the OpenSocial platform. Platforms are certainly in. If you’re interested in widgets and building apps on web platforms then maybe the SalesForce roadshow on Monday June 30th in Dublin would be of interest. I’d love to see some of the talented people who make apps for Facebook actually making money by doing the same on by building useful apps for businesses. also has some nice tie-ins with Google Apps too. Details on their Google Data APIs toolkit.

The breakout session I’m most interested in (as someone who’s trying to get a few apps built) is:

Entreprenuers & ISV Partners:
1:30 PM – Secrets to SaaS Startup Success
2:45 PM – Become a ISV Partner

I’ve not seen a lot of coverage about this event, though maybe I’m not looking hard enough. If you think some developers or business people you know would be interested in going, please send them a link to the sign-up page.

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6 Responses to “Platforms: Interested in building apps on the platform?”

  1. Derek Organ says:

    Cheers, I think I’ll have a look.

    P.S what apps are you building?

  2. Damien says:

    Not a time tracking one! 🙂

  3. I am hoping to get to this. See you there 🙂

  4. Derek Organ says:

    good to hear 🙂

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  6. Pieter says:


    Just saw this old post. We are looking at building an app for called LocleForce (for the moment): Mobile apps that update team member’s locations to

    If you were at the event, surely you met some people from that might help us.

    Let me know if you did.