5 November 2007

OpenSocial - many social networks, few APIs

Google has launched OpenSocial to reduce the number of site-specific APIs that developers must work with to write applications that will interact with multiple social networking sites (I'm seeing this abbreviated as SNS in lots of places - another acronym to add to my repertoire).

OpenSocial is built on Google Gadget technology so a complete social application can be built with no server requirement at all. There is a sandbox for Orkut for anyone who wants to start playing. 

 

OpenSocial - Google Code

List of OpenSocial partners. Ning is on the list.