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How to enable facebook Timelines

Here’s how to do it: 1. Log into Facebook 2. Enable developer mode, if you haven’t already. To do this, type “developer” into the Facebook search box, click the first result (it should be an app made by Facebook with a few hundred thousand users), and add the app. 3. Jump into the developer app (if Facebook doesn’t put you there automatically, it should be in your left-hand tool bar) 4. Create a new app (don’t worry — you wont actually be submitting this for anyone else to see/use). Give your shiny new app any display name and namespace you see fit. Read through and agree to the Platform Privacy agreement. This is the step you need to be verified for. 5. Ensure you’re in your new app’s main settings screen. You should see your app’s name near the top of the page 6. Look for the “Open Graph” header, and click the “Get Started using open graph” link. Create a test action for your app, like “read” a “book”, or “eat” a “sandwich” 7. This should drop you into an action type configur

How To Add a Custom Form to your Facebook Static FBML Tab using JotForm

This is a tutorial on how to create a contact form using JotForm. Getting Started with JotForm There is a free option and a paid option. Both have the same features, but the paid option allows more forms, more submissions, etc. Here's a comparison chart . Getting Started with JotForm Set up account (free or paid); Click New Form You can create a form from scratch ("Blank Form"), select a form template (for this tutorial I chose "Contact Us"), or import a form from another website or another form previously created on JotForm. After making your selection, click "Continue"... "Contact Us" Template Assuming, for the purposes of this tutorial, you chose "Contact Us," you'll see it has: Name (separate first and last name fields), Email, Message. Add Drop Down (aka Pulldown Select) To add your drop-down options, click the small icon to the right of the pulldown box Add Radio Button Enter the question, then click the individual option

5 Ways Mobile Will Transform Commerce

David Sims covers the payment and data sectors for O’Reilly Radar and is the author of “ePayments: Emerging Platforms, Embracing Mobile and Confronting Identity.” Given everything your smartphone does for you now, from mapping the skies to tracking your rides and delivering your website analytics, isn’t it a bit surprising how difficult it is to buy stuff with it? Mobile commerce — like flying cars or domestic robots — is one of those promises that has long seemed just around the corner; a logical next step, but one that has receded into the future before us, like a financial mirage. At the risk of getting fooled again, I think that’s about to change. Twitter lights up every time Apple hires an engineer with expertise in near field communication (NFC), the wireless technology that will most likely power wave-and-pay mobile systems, and Eric Schmidt showed off tap-and-pay capability in an Android phone at the Web 2.0 Summit last fall. The fastest growing smartphone platform seems determ