Via digg: Our current feature article about developing for the Facebook Platform with PHP is extraordinarily timely, given the recent announcement from venture capital firm Bay Partners on Tuesday that they will be offering cash prizes for the best Facebook applications.

Dubbed the “AppFactory,” the program will grant awards of US$25,000 to $250,000 to Facebook developers using a fast-track approval process. The company hopes to make up to 50 such awards, Salil Deshpande, a partner at Bay Partners, told the E-Commerce Times.

Given that Facebook has just clocked 30 million members, there’s never been a better time to make your app even more social. Email your application for the AppFactory program to Bay Partners to be eligible.

Matthew Magain is a UX designer with over 15 years of experience creating exceptional digital experiences for companies such as IBM, Australia Post, and He is the co-founder of UX Mastery, and recently co-authored Everyday UX, an inspiring collection of interviews with some of the best UX Designers in the world.

  • R. U. Serious

    When did this blog change to an advertising venue? I had to check twice to make sure I was reading the right site.

    I guess there is a “market” for these types of “informational” posts, but I am not in it. So long.

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  • tnrstudios

    thought this was actually an interesting post

  • Thomas 7

    You shouldn’t really moan, this is a really useful post to some people. I highly doubt that Matthew posted this just for one person. If someone is good at making Facebook Apps this article could be a god send.

  • malikyte

    This is also a companion blog post to the article currently on the main page. If you want a more thorough “post”, read the article which is directly linked to in the first sentence.

  • Gamermk

    Oh how horrible of Sitepoint, I can’t believe they had the nerve to let me know about a way to make money. What a bunch of jerks. I hate money.

    Anyone got any spare change?

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