The Trade A Favor application was build for a start-up company in 2008. The application allows users to trade ‘favors’ on Facebook, be it services or physical products. Users simply follow four simple steps to use the applications:
- List it – list a favor on the application
- Find it – find a favor you want to trade for
- Match it – match your favor to one you want to receive
- Trade it – agree with the other user when to trade and accept it
The application used a feedback system so users could identify trustworthy traders. Statistics for each trade and each trade are also displayed to all users. A chat system was also integrated so traders could communicate when trading to easily agree favors, time and location.
The application was coded in PHP using a MySQL backend. The application can be found here.