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.
OpenSocial might not be Facebook's app platform, but it still has some neat apps that are worth giving a whirl, from PollDaddy to Stunt Pilot.
The latest incarnation of the standard for building Web applications is now in draft form.
Netvibes gets new widget layouts and support for OpenSocial and Facebook Connect, giving users an easy way to customize and share content.
What started out as Google's effort to create a common API for developing gadgets for social-networking services is becoming more of a full-fledged cloud development platform.
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.
The social-network builder now has a directory of about 30 applications built with the open-source technology.
Created by social network Hi5, the tool will let developers "crowdsource" the translation of their app content so that they may have broader geographic reach.
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.