Tracking the new standard in social networking application development

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

OpenSocial - it’s what just happened to Facebook

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

For so long Facebook has been looking robust - an Operating System with an ever growing group of rich, educated users and an ever-growing collection of applications. The applications were part of the genius. Any social networking site could help ...

Going back to when Facebook’s Platform was a pup

Thursday, November 1st, 2007 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Google's OpenSocial is in a large part a response to Facebook's application platform. As such, I've gone back to a June 2007 post where Marc Andreessen, cofounder of Ning dissected the Facebook platform. Here is a summary of his overview, ...

OpenSocial - A key play in Google’s social networking strategy

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I first read about OpenSocial this afternoon on Techcrunch. In summary: "It is a set of common APIs that application developers can use to create applications that work on any social networks (called “hosts”) that choose to participate. ...The benefit of the ...
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.