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Creating an OpenSocial application - Example 1: Mini Google Search

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007 Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Fumbling together some basic code, I can now say that I have developed an application in OpenSocial: "Mini Google Search". Really, given that the application doesn't rely on any friend information or any data on the social graph whatsoever, I'm not ...

OpenSocialDirectory.org goes live - OpenSocial Application Wiki

Monday, November 5th, 2007 Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

OpenSocialDirectory.org is a wiki that allows developers to share their OpenSocial applications and code. There are already a number of small applications available to dissect and explore. A great place to share knowledge. Congratulations to Matthew Neal for getting the wiki together ...

OpenSocial communities and discussions springing up…

Sunday, November 4th, 2007 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

The three main OpenSocial communities that I know about are: OpenSocial Developer Forum - Official Google OpenSocial Community on Orkut - General OpenSocial discussion OpenSocial Orkut Sandbox - For Application developers Of course I'm participating in all three. If you know of others, please ...

Making social networking applications just got easier, and therefore harder…

Sunday, November 4th, 2007 Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

The more I read about OpenSocial the more I realise how many thousands of apps there are going to be by Christmas. If they are as easy to build and deploy as Google's launch partners are boasting, we're in for ...

If you can call friends that aren’t on your cell network…

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

...then why can't you interact with friends that aren't on your social network? Mark Hurricanes' analogy sums up the flaw in social networking brilliantly. The conversations I'm participating in around the web all point to one thing - the quicker the walls ...

Breaking down the walled gardens - Sister Accounts using OpenSocial

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

A big concern about OpenSocial is that the various social networks ('containers') will still remain silos. Check out this diagram from the Campfire One video... At the top are the various networks - silos - and then they are linked ...

OpenSocial - Impact on developers

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

“OpenSocial is great. The user benefit is a shorter cycle before they see cool new apps and ways to spend more time on social networks independent of the network they are on ...The most powerful implication is for developers. They’ll ...

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Google's Campfire One "Highlights": Introducing OpenSocial... Hype tape If 60 minutes is a little long for you, why not watch this promotional video of the Google Campfire One. Warning: It's not nearly as informative as the long form version.

Complete list of OpenSocial Launch Partners

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Prior to OpenSocial's launch, the most comprehensive list of OpenSocial launch partners was purely speculative. And, as it turns out, small. Check out the complete list of Google's OpenSocial launch partners! amiando, Animoto, Appirio, Bebo, Bleacher Report, BonstioNet, Brad Anderson, Bunchball, Inc, ...

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Campfire One: Introducing OpenSocial This is the first OpenSocial video Google has released. Although it's trying to be informal and 'out in the open', the campfire session is totally contrived. Even so, the video is a great introduction to how OpenSocial works ...
Open Social is Google's attempt to become the centre of social networking. The program's launch partners constitute top social networking application developers and 2nd tier social networking hosts.