A new hack with Pager will help small business owners convert their Facebook page into a traditional website within minutes
Pager, a neat little hack was developed during the 24-hour Disrupt NY Hackathon by a team of three engineers, Alex Ilea, Anton Shevchenko and Darrel-Day Guerrero. T
The set-up process is very easy once you have an instance of Pager running. The users first need to login using their Facebook account. Once they login, they would be given a list of their Facebook pages. Once the required page is selected, the website goes live automatically, reported TechCrunch.
The team has already worked for restaurant owners, doing freelance work and making them learn how to update their WordPress websites. In a lot of ways, it’s too complex and tedious for these busy people.
“The main idea with this hack is to allow small businesses who use Facebook to manage a website,” Darrel-Day Guerrero said. “With Facebook, they can just post to Facebook and everyone knows how it works,” Alex Ilea said.
The hack sorts all the information on the user’s Facebook page into four categories-About, News, Events and Galleries. The ‘About’ page presents all your business’ contact info and opening hours, while the news page displays your wall posts, events and galleries, which are very much self-explanatory.
Although not everything has started working yet, but the team has put into effect all the underlying code that leverages the Facebook API. “We were pretty productive until one or two A.M… then it was harder,” Ilea said.