Google Launches OpenSocial

Nov 06, 2007

Google, Inc. announced the release of OpenSocial--a set of common APIs for building social applications across the web--for developers of social applications and for websites that want to add social features. OpenSocial is intended to unleash more powerful and pervasive social capabilities for the web, empowering developers to build far-reaching applications that users can enjoy regardless of the websites, web applications, or social networks they use. One of the most important benefits of OpenSocial is the vast distribution network that developers will have for their applications. The sites that have already committed to supporting OpenSocial--Bebo,, Friendster, hi5, Hyves, imeem, LinkedIn, mixi, MySpace, Ning, Oracle, orkut, Plaxo,, Six Apart, Tianji, Viadeo, and XING--represent an audience of about 200 million users globally.