Google OpenSocial Platforms: Orkut and iGoogle
April 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments
Jia Chen from RockYou invited me to talk about Google OpenSocial platforms, Orkut and iGoogle during his talk at Web 2.0 Expo this morning: Building an App for Social Platforms.
It was a great sessions, with representative from hi5 and MySpace presenting their implementation of OpenSocial, and Jia and Raymond showing how to create an application that works on all networks. Here is a link to Raymond’s code sample.
OpenSocial provides a single technical specification, but policies (advertising or not) and features (extensions, which viral channels are open) may vary in each network, as well as user demography and interests, so this kind of session is very useful for application developers: right now there are 3 live OpenSocial social networks and there are already differences to know about.
Here are my slides for this talk.