Gigya Selected for Facebook Preferred Developer Consultant Program

Today Facebook announced that it has selected Gigya as a Facebook Preferred Developer Consultant.

Facebook introduced the Preferred Developer Consultant Program (PDC) in December 2009 to provide brands, companies, and organizations a trusted list of companies experienced in integrating flagship Facebook Connect and other platform implementations that employ best practices and enhance existing experiences.

The Facebook blog post says “What separates a PDC from most other digital development firms is the ability to understand social mechanics and technical possibilities on Platform.”  At Gigya we are focused on helping our clients by bringing these two areas of expertise:

1. The ability to work technically with the Facebook API, ensuring any changes Facebook makes to the APIs are incorporated immediately to deliver the optimal user experience, and

2. The social expertise, providing plug and play features that deliver the most popular and effective social experiences and the best practices for working with them.

As part of the selection process, Facebook looks for potential PDCs that can deliver value-added social experiences, integrate best practices, and provide product guidance for top web businesses. Facebook conducts a rigorous review of each consultant before approving them for the program.

PDCs are also expected to provide critical feedback from the market to improve the Facebook Connect product. This is a reinforcement of our existing relationship with the terrific Facebook platform team, who are very responsive and supportive of our team and product. We thank them for this stamp of approval and are excited to continue to bring the Facebook experience beyond Facebook to the entire web, helping companies to make their own sites social.

Only a small group of companies have been selected for the program, and an even smaller group have expertise with Facebook Connect. Check out the full list of Facebook PDC’s.

By Kevin White