Ask the readers: the most hackish Facebook applications?

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I’ve never been much of a Facebook application user, but I’ve got a backlog of requests from friends who use them… Scrabulous, IQ tests, vampires, etc. I poked around the Facebook application directory and I can sort by popular, active, and newest applications, but I got to wondering about the kinds of applications that would interest Hackszine readers: really neat hacks that use the platform in a freaky way, cool applications that a hacker put together in their free time, and interesting mashups that pull data from a variety of places.

Have you come across anything wild and hackish on Facebook? What can you tell me about the application and the author? What cool stuff is going on under the hood?

7 thoughts on “Ask the readers: the most hackish Facebook applications?

  1. bjepson says:

    I couldn’t find the source code to this project, so I hacked something together and posted it here: http://cachefly.oreilly.com/make/hacks/src/xyz2bluetooth.py You’ll need to be running Python for S60 on your N95: http://wiki.opensource.nokia.com/projects/Python_for_S60

    I tested it with a Bluetooth module from SparkFun (see the source code for details), but you could use it to send serial data over Bluetooth to some other device as well.

  2. jason_striegel says:

    sweet work brian! you weren’t kidding when you said the n95 was nice and hackable.

  3. Anonymous says:

    C’est vraiment génial

  4. goodan says:

    I have adopted bjepson’s python code to control a LEGO NXT robot car. It is simple to do and works very well.
    Here is the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sl1Q6S3yuo

    Cheers.

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I'm a tinkerer and finally reached the point where I fix more things than I break. When I'm not tinkering, I'm probably editing a book for Maker Media.

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