Read the Irish Times inside Facebook

Thanks to Online Journalism Blog, I learned that Dapper now allows you to build Facebook apps with ease. So I took the main news feed from, added it to Dapper and told Dapper to create an application that displayed the main news headlines from the Irish Times.

So we have the unofficial Irish Times news inside in Facebook app now. Bebo is next. If they won’t go to the kids, we’ll just take em there anyway.

Update: Running targetted ads on FB for the Irish Times app. Targetting Oireachtas and Taoiseach’s Office employees and TCD students into politics. Thanks to the 100 dollars worth of free ads.

5 Responses to “Read the Irish Times inside Facebook”

  1. Merrill says:

    This is so great… I cannot wait to create a FB app !

  2. Vince says: is my new favourite website!
    Thanks for letting me know about it.
    Made a facebook app for news and featues

    Can’t believe it was that easy, something has to go wrong with it 🙂

  3. MJ says:

    Genius 😉

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  5. boliath says:

    Damien, got this message today and yesterday when I tried to add the app…

    Error while loading page from Irish Times News (Unofficial)

    There are still a few kinks Facebook and the makers of Irish Times News (Unofficial) are trying to iron out. We appreciate your patience as we try to fix these issues. Your problem has been logged – if it persists, please come back in a few days. Thanks!