Google's OpenSocial

Today everyone talks about OpenSocial, a recent service Google launches to interact with social networks and maintaining links with friends. The idea is that everyone can create their own applications (or widgets) that can link to whatever service that's out there using REST or core Google API's (e.g. with Orkut).

The idea behind this service is the popularity of Facebook's API that enables users to create custom applications on the Facebook core. And as a result, many other social sites have released their API's to their users for extra valued user experiences.

According to the OpenSocial FAQ's, this API is capable to communicate with already existing services using REST and JavaScript and can be used on .NET, Java and PHP environments.


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