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Since, self-defence and protection is such a must in the past few years, because of increased crime related issues and a plethora of damage to property, people and various other factors such as these: more people are choosing to arm themselves with devices that can ensure a quick getaway because of these products. You can consider biometric safes if you are looking for portable gun safe solutions.

Some of the little ones include pepper sprays, mace sprays, chilli and pepper mix sprays, knifes, cutters and more. Considering the US has allowed the use of firearms with the application and permission of the government, lot of US citizen prefer to use safety guns. It might seem a little too much for safety, considering the outcome of a shootout would have blood on your hands. Yet, many people swear by this method and vouch to protect themselves and their loved ones using guns.

There are various types of guns and a number of models under each type. This can confuse the newbie who wouldn’t have much of an idea in choosing the right one. Budget constraints, safety, maintenance and size are few of the important points you must consider. If you find that you’re not comfortable having a gun on your person for safety, another option could be a ‘Taser gun’ or a ‘Stun gun’. You can checkout this brand as well if you need to buy safes from popular brands.

  • Over the past 10 years, the stun guns have evolved to become one of the most popular and useful methods of being used for safety purposes.
  • It can be carried by children, the elderly and everybody else who are afraid of the outside world and need some reassurance of safety. Though, careful care must be taken for the Taser gun to not be mishandled or misused depending on the person who’s got a hold on it.
  • Stun guns or Taser guns are simply designed to stun a person once in contact with skin, to momentarily make them collapse or get distracted enough for you to try and run away, depending on the extremities of the situation.
  • Many of these tools have a high voltage number, and it can go up to 5,000,000, and some can even have as low a voltage number as 2-3 milliamps. For electricity to be truly fatal, it needs to be at least one ampere. Further, an electric chair is designed to kill, whereas Stun Guns are designed to give you exactly the right amount of jolt within an electricity unit so as to cause a lapse in the person, without permanently injuring them.
  • Though you may appreciate how this device functions, you must understand the complete mechanism of this in order for it to work to its full potential.
  • The benefits of Taser guns are plenty, and the benefits outweighs the risks and it can be conveniently used as an effective method to apprehend criminals in a timely and effective manner in comparison to many other devices.
  • There may be negative reports about Stun guns or Tasers. But despite that the popularity always increases and there are so many people who continue purchasing them.
  • The pros Taser guns have over firearms is that it doesn’t kill or fatally injure somebody in the way firearms do. Taser guns come in variety of shapes and sizes, thus making portability a major convenience and the person who is at the receiving end of the Taser would be in for a major element of surprise.
  • The wide variety of Taser guns with various voltages would make picking the right one an easy task, since you can choose amongst the lot of them which will suit your needs.

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Around 12:30PM today, people in the room stopped working to share some thoughts and tips:

  • Virality first, usefulness second: When one group showed Siqi their first idea, Siqi suggested virality should be the focus and usefulness second. So the group moved on to another idea. If the app is useful to the user, great! But the app does not encourage the user invite others, its not going anywhere.

  • A or B?: How do you know if your changes are improving your application, user experience, virality, etc? Build functionality to allow one set of users to see/experience A, while another set see B. For example, show invitation A that says, “Please add this application” and show invitation B that says, “I would like you to add this application.” Measure what works, what doesn’t. And keep testing.
  • Seamless Experience: Users are more likely to be comfortable using your application if your UI looks integrated with the Facebook’s colors, fonts, etc.

  • What’s your name again?: Does your application have a name that’s hard to remember? The group building an app called “Social Match” got this advice from Siqi and changed their app name to Matchtastic.

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So a lot of work was done last weekend, and 11 applications were launched and demoed to a live audience. Many developers built their very first Facebook application and launched it on a super compressed schedule.

Many of us are still recovering from the intense weekend, and that explains why our blog didn’t update quickly to describe the events of Sunday. We apologize for that. In the next few days we’ll upload a lot of videos and we’ll describe the applications that launched and the lessons we learned.

So the weekend is over, but work on our applications isn’t. Now that we have applications online, it’s time to tweak and update and add features. We’ll try to schedule follow up meetings to exchange experiences, and to strengthen our network. We’ll also work on enhancing our ad-exchange program to benefit all teams. Keep checking this blog in the next few days for more updates and to watch the weekend videos.

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We just got confirmation that MySpace has offered to put one of the apps that launch in the weekend on their Editor’s Pick on 50% basis for 2 weeks. Pending, of course, that it’s actually a good app that they like. So, here you go, your chance to win huge promotion. Seriously, this is big, and would easily get you a gazzilion users.

And more good news. MySpace has confirmed that they’ll have someone review and approve apps on Sunday so you don’t have to wait for the lengthly approval process. If you finish your app by Sunday, you can get it approved and live the same day. Wow.

Kristen interviewed the developers of Deface A Baby, an application where you can draw on baby photos and share them. Here’s the link to the video.

And, as you know, we have a ton of other prizes as well.

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Yes, that’s right: 11 Facebook Applications were demoed to a big audience on Sunday night, and it was a great evening. Some teams came on Friday with an idea and a partly written app, and others came without any expectations, met others in the weekend, chose an idea and fully implemented it and launched it in 36 hours (well, some teams worked way beyond midnight, and so they got more than 36 hours).


Overall, there was a lot of excitement, and also stress to meet the deadline. But it was fun. Here is a list of the applications that launched this weekend:

  • Matchtastic:
    Dating and rating to find friends and meet new people
    ASPECTS shows the world the different aspects of your life, your skills and your interests. Flaunt it now!
  • PikiPages:
    Create your own free form page. Drag and drop your pictures, mp3, videos, etc. Share your pages with your friends or the entire world, event outside facebook.
  • Send me an artist:
    Send an artist to your friends and let him draw you a picture in 4 days.
  • HitchHikers:
    Hitchhiker takes you in a journey of a lifetime. Reach a destination anywhere in the world by hitchhiking with your friends. Meet new people and hook up with interesting folks along the way. Track the progress of your hitchhiking adventure and those of the folks you’ve helped.
  • Deface a baby:
    App for fun to deface a baby, in any way you want, and share it with your facebook friends!
  • Spring Break:
    Go on virtual tours and meet new people.
  • Blogs I Read:
    Display our favorite blogs on your profile, connect with bloggers, and discover new blogs.
  • OH Snap!:
    Choose your best pictures and display them on your profile
  • Peace Quiz:
    The purpose of Peace Quiz is to show you what would happen if we had world peace. The Quiz will show you some statements of what peace would lead to in and you get to guess whether or not the real affect would be higher or lower than our calculations.
  • Ad Exchange:An app to exchange ads among all the apps released in the weekend to cross-promote each other.

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Alex Notov, editor gave a quick talk on the value of using Adobe Flex for developing Facebook applications. Flex 2 is a cross-platform development framework for creating rich Internet applications (RIAs).

Alex gave over 20 different reasons for using Flex, but here are my top three from his presentation.

  • Cross browser compatibility
  • Graphics easier to create/manipulate, no need for DOM based GUI manipulation
  • Build once, deploy to many. (blogs, widgets, Bebo, Myspace.)

Is learning Flex easy? Alex says YES, if you know object oriented programming languages like Java and C++. You can get started with the Flex Builder IDE that makes development easy.

Alex demo’ed two Facebook applications using Flex:

OneClick Pay – “OneClick Pay lets you perform secure payments online — for free.”

Home Builder (not released yet) – Users drag and drop furniture into a room.

Thanks to Adobe for giving away 2 copies of Flex Builder 3 Pro to the attendees.