OpenSocial started out as a way to blend consumer Web application data over the Internet, but it also has use behind the firewall, as Atlassian found.
Netvibes gets new widget layouts and support for OpenSocial and Facebook Connect, giving users an easy way to customize and share content.
OpenSocial is just over a year old and already well on its way to reaching a billion registered users by the end of 2009. We get a look at the future of the platform.
Social networks are designed to be all about friends, right? Yet when it comes to the competition behind the scenes at social networks, that '70s song by War, "Why can't we be friends?" comes to mind.
Google's Joe Kraus provides an update on OpenSocial, the set of APIs rolled out late last year for creating applications that can access friends and feeds from social networks.
An update to the technology for social Web applications makes it easier to build software that runs outside the browser, too.
ZDNet takes a look at a demonstration of how functionality from the Flixster social movie review site can be piped directly into a MySpace.com profile using Google's OpenSocial framework as the connective tissue between the two sites.
Plenty of social networks are rolling out OpenSocial-compatible developer platforms, but Orkut's is of particular interest because Google owns it.
The social network, which is most popular in a number of Latin American countries, opens up the developer floodgates for its OpenSocial-compatible platform.
The three companies have formed a partnership "to ensure the neutrality and longevity of OpenSocial as an open, community-governed specification for building social applications across the web."