For those of you that experience Facebook withdrawal symptoms every time you start browsing other web sites, we built a new toolbar for Firefox. The Facebook Toolbar enables you to quickly access Facebook even if you're not on the site.
The toolbar gives you control over a set of pop-up notifications about incoming messages, pokes, friend requests, as well as when a friend writes on your wall, writes a note, or updates his or her status.
...You can also jump right to a friend's profile by typing their name into the search box (which conveniently auto completes as you type). A collapsible side bar keeps your friends close at hand while you're browsing the web.
Finally, the toolbar makes it really easy to send cool sites to your friends as you browse the web via a nice big Share button.
The toolbar is just one example of the type of thing that can be built using the Facebook Development Platform. Our developer community is growing quickly with many new products and developers. If you're a developer, you can join in the conversation, learn more about the platform, and get help developing your own apps in the Facebook
Development Platform group.
We've left the source code for the toolbar fully open for you to learn from and modify. If you're looking for an example of how to use the Facebook Development Platform, this is it. We're dedicated to the open source community, so please check out some of our other open source projects.
Ari, one of the Development Platform team members, can't wait to see which Facebook user will build the toolbar for other browsers.