Friday, November 2, 2007

Google OpenSocial | Apis for social applications

clipped from code.google.com

OpenSocial

The web is better when it's social


The web is more interesting when you can build apps that easily interact with your friends and colleagues. But with the trend towards more social
applications also comes a growing list of site-specific APIs that developers must learn.


OpenSocial provides a common set of APIs for social applications across multiple websites. With standard JavaScript and HTML, developers can create apps
that access a social network's friends and update feeds.


Common APIs mean you have less to learn to build for multiple websites. OpenSocial is currently being developed by Google in conjunction
with members of the web community. The ultimate goal is for any social website to be able to implement the APIs and host 3rd party
social applications. There are many websites implementing OpenSocial, including Engage.com, Friendster, hi5, Hyves,
imeem, LinkedIn, MySpace, Ning, Oracle, orkut, Plaxo, Salesforce.com, Six Apart, Tianji, Viadeo, and XING.

Many sites, one API

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