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oDesk, the leading marketplace for online workteams, today announced the formation of the Facebook Group on oDesk. The Facebook Group on oDesk is a specialty marketplace dedicated to connecting verified Facebook Platform developers with companies interested in developing applications on Facebook or implementing Facebook Connect on their Website or device. Developers who pass the Facebook-approved qualification test on oDesk are eligible to join the Facebook Group, enhancing their online reputation and giving them access to exclusive job opportunities.
"We're thrilled to be doing our part to support Facebook Platform developers by providing qualified developers a place to market themselves and find meaningful job opportunities with oDesk," said Josh Elman, Platform Program Manager for Facebook. "At the same time, the Facebook Group on oDesk provides companies with an easy-to-use marketplace to recruit Facebook Platform experts and manage them throughout the development process."
With the Facebook Group, developers for the Facebook Platform can:
Buyers wishing to have applications developed for the Facebook Platform can leverage the Facebook Group on oDesk to:
oDesk also recently announced an integration with Facebook Connect, enabling all oDesk users worldwide to tap their social graph of Facebook friends to source candidates for jobs posted on oDesk, promote their own work skills, and create a verifiable online work presence. Details of that announcement are available at: http://www.odesk.com/w/oDesk_Enables_Online_Work_Opportunities_via_Facebook_Connect
“The Facebook Group on oDesk provides unparalleled support to online workteams and the companies that rely on them,” added Gary Swart, oDesk CEO. “By building a custom marketplace for Facebook and integrating with Facebook Connect, oDesk buyers and providers are given more opportunities than ever to find success with online work.”
Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. The Facebook Platform was released in 2006 so developers could create applications that allow users to share and stay connected. Now, over 650,000 developers are helping make the Web more social.
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For buyers: Guaranteed work — every hour billed is an hour worked. Screen captures of each provider's desktop taken at random intervals enable buyers to audit the hours and work completed so they have confidence every hour billed by a remote team member is an hour worked. This capability also enables the buyer to collaborate more closely and re-direct the provider if necessary, much like you do when you manage by walking around your office.
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