I am looking to investigate if facebook is a feasible research method. As in - can people use them to collect data (like a survey or questionnaire) BUT to evaluate it I need a facebook application developed. Now I know there are existing fb applications out there such as Facebook Poll and other 3rd party developed apps which allow you to create a survey through their own app, but I just want a simple application or even a working prototype. The application will have for example (but not necessarily) flex front-end integrated into facebook and will need to communicate with a database, to store users response and also user profile data ( I have read facebooks policy on Storing Information) I am not sure if you can gather user stats such as gender (so it is possible to analyze the data to show for example the application was used by 48% females etc) I do not need specific info on my app users like their name or email address .. just gender, location, age ete. I do not know if this is even possible. Can someone advise??
Or would i be better to develop a simple app - with no database and try get my stats from facebooks application settings page (eg number of users, not sure how much more info I could get from that though.
If anyone has any suggestions on how I would do this then I would be very grateful for your comments and bids.
(Can I also mention - in case someone knows the immediate direction i need to go with this either .. I have a fully developed and working flex application where the user listens to and rates sound recordings and the ratings are stored in a database which is currently accessible as a website. IF I wanted to take this and just integrate it into a facebook application, is there much modifications need to be done? and could someone do this easily and cheaply?
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i developed facebook app before... we can get most of required information from facebook... if you want i can help you to develop what you need....