How To Hack The Cover Image In Facebook's Timeline

The Facebook timeline profile is not even a full week old -- for developers -- but those who've have made the switch can see the need for serious bling in the cover image that takes up half of the screen. First to market in this space is Facebook Covers.

The Facebook timeline profile is not even a full week old — for developers — but those who’ve have made the switch can see the need for serious bling in the cover image that takes up half of the screen. The first turnkey offering we’ve seen is Cover Creator.
So Facebook Covers offers Facebook users who have the timeline profile the options of creating their own cover images, choosing from already-created images in several categories, or creating a photo collage of people on their friends lists selected by the user.
The myFBCovers.com site and Cover Creator app were created by GraphicFlash, which was also responsible for Facebook banner creator myFBBanners.com. Banners will no longer be part of Facebook profiles after the switch to timeline, so the company turned its attention to cover images.
Facebook Covers allows users to choose their own image and resize, flip, or rotate it to create their cover images.
Categories listed for the premade cover images are: abstract, anime, cars, celebrities, companies and websites, drinks, games, holidays and celebrations, humor, love, movies, music, nature, pets and animals, photographs, quotes and sayings, random, schools, sports, support and causes, and TV shows.
And the Create Collage Cover option incorporate friends chosen by the user into a photo collage that can be used as the cover image for their new timeline profiles.
Considering how early Cover Creator has come out, and the fact that it’s first in the space, the app is pretty decent.
Further down the road, we’d expect to see a lot more customizability. For now, GraphicFlash’s early entrance into the cover image space seems like that ought to help the vendor take leadership of this particular product category.


david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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