Last month, we were informed by Facebook that the profile boxes were going to be removed, and that the width for the application´s tab was going to be reduced. We knew this was going to happen sooner or later, although we didn’t post before since Facebook has changed the final dates a few times… and, we should admit it too, we also were “refusing” to accept it.
How does this affect Streema? Unfortunately, it’s pretty bad for our Application for Facebook Pages, since it used the Profile Box specifically on Facebook Pages. That means that it essentially doesn’t work any more. Additionally, the application’s tab changed its width, so we’ll need to adapt it in order to make it display properly (we’ll post news in the next weeks about it).
So, this is obviously not good, we’re not really happy about it, and Facebook users in general aren’t either (you can read their opinion here, here and here). At Streema we’re committed to give you the best service we can, although sometimes surrounding circumstances like this one make it a little harder…
Back in late 2006, when Facebook opened its platform to third party developers, we saw a great opportunity and made it happen. We now understand, though, that Facebook’s strategy has evolved and may not benefit many third party developers anymore – so Facebook will need to understand that many third party developers (including Streema) may need to adapt, change, or even forgo the Facebook platform altogether.
Now, in case you’re wondering, we’re not planning to discontinue our application on Facebook, we still think it is a great app and users do as well since it’s still the most popular application for radio on Facebook. But, as we were saying above, we’ll need to evolve too. We’re still thinking about what that exactly means but be rest assured that we’ll keep you posted.
The Streema Team