Playing with the Comic Books Application on Facebook

August 31st, 2008 by

ReadComics.org co-conspirator and friend Stephanie invited me to the Comic Books Application on Facebook a few weeks ago now, and I’ve been playing with it a little bit each week. It’s an interesting way to keep track of your pull list, and to browse comics that were released the past (or current) week. It’s also set up to keep track of your collection if you use it that way, and allow for easy discussion of individual comic book issues, which each have their own page, and generally browse comics by creator, series, or publisher. (Doubtless there are more ways to browse the issues as well.)

I posted a few weeks ago in the forums, and the developer Chris has been really responsive and helpful. He even added some of the features I was asking for, which goes quite a ways toward convincing me that this thing is going to be around and maintained into the future.

You can add the Comic Book application to your facebook profile to show your friends what you’re reading, or just to check out all the cool features I’ve listed above.

UPDATE: I’ve just created a page for ReadComics.org on Facebook. Stop on by and become a fan, why don’t you?

2 Responses to “Playing with the Comic Books Application on Facebook”

  1. Chris Nolan.ca Says:

    Hi Martin,

    Thanks for the comments!

    You can actually check it all out without first adding it to your profile (as the new facebook is removing the forced ‘add’ stuff anyway). Not until you want to add a book or creator to your pull list, or your collection will you be asked to login.

    Oh, and you link to the ‘new’ facebook version if you could remove the ‘.new.’ out of the link that’d be cool because facebook has a bug if a non-logged in use hits the ‘new’ url (it redirects to the wrong place).

    Re: your facebook page — you can add the app to your page too and display (for now) random comics — see http://apps.facebook.com/comicbooks/news/25/item for details

    And since you’re a blogger, you might be interested in some of the ’embed’ tools I have (they aren’t well documented at the moment though). See http://apps.facebook.com/comicbooks/news/20/item for some info about it, and check out http://www.hypergeek.ca/ for one user who makes really good use of it.

  2. Martin Says:

    Hi Chris. ‘.new’ removed! Thanks again for the great facebook application. (And it sounds like maybe a FAQ page might be useful!)

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