The apps available today come from companies such as Amazon, TripIt, SlideShare, and Google. You can start using the applications by visiting the LinkedIn Application Directory. LinkedIn works closely with each developer to ensure a good user experience and chooses partners based on the professional utility of applications, the quality of technology and content, and the integrity of the company's privacy practices.
For those interested in building applications on LinkedIn, there is a lot of good news:
- As part of OpenSocial 0.8, LinkedIn deployed a REST endpoint with OAuth support
- There are unique monetization opportunities for apps built for LinkedIn
- LinkedIn is offering support for all of the "viral" messaging channels defined in OpenSocial:
- activities integration directly into "Network Updates"
- InApps is built using Shindig (Java)
- Going forward, LinkedIn is working on support for OpenSocial 0.8.1, and providing a developer sandbox
Link - from OpenSocial API Blog
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