See How Many Facebook Fans You Have on Panic’s Status Board

Inspired by this Stack Overflow discussion, I have written some PHP that allows you to add a “Do It Yourself (HTML)” widget to Panic’s Status Board app for the iPad.

This works well for a 4×1 grid (which is the smallest size panel).

To get your Facebook business page’s ID, you need to go to click on “Edit Settings” and grab the number in the address bar (e.g,

Save this as something like fans.php. Unfortunately, you cannot run PHP scripts in a public Dropbox folder, so you will have to upload it to your own server. Then, in Status Board, tap on the < > icon and add the URL for this script (e.g.,


  1. Hello, i used your example, but all i get is “you have Facebook fans!”, i.e., it does not show the number…any ideas?

  2. Yes…supposedly it does…

  3. Works great, thx for the snippet! :)

  4. @Anant the problem is clearly server related…i changed served and it started working…

  5. Great, thank you!

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