While there may not be as much buzz about OpenSocial right now as there was at launch, lots of progress is being made by folks inside and outside of Google.
In the next two months there are a number of notable conferences and events that should be of interest to folks in this space.
In a promising sign for the future of data portability across platforms, earlier today DataPortability.org Workgroup announced that Google, Facebook, and Plaxo joined their initative.
Yesterday was another very busy news day on the subject of social network platforms. The big news was that MySpace and Bebo joined the swelling ranks of social networks supporting the Google-lead OpenSocial API initiative. This means that OpenSocial will provide access to over 200 million user accounts. Lots of coverage and discussion around this. [...]
The notion of social networks as open platforms are going take a big step forward this week when Google officially announces OpenSocial, a set of common APIs to let developers create applications that run across any OpenSocial compatible site. The APIs will cover many of the essential social networking functions: Profile Information (user data), Friends [...]
A piece of the mashup puzzle that could lead to more interesting and useful applications has taken a step forward this week: the final draft of the OAuth specification is now available. What is it and why does it matter? Since there are already some very good explanations out there, here are the essentials drawn [...]
If you want to learn more about the real story behind mashups, APIs and tools — the good, bad and the ugly — you’re in luck. Today we’re introducing a new feature on the site: the ProgrammableWeb Case Studies. In this ongoing series we’ll be going behind the scenes of the programmable web by talking [...]