Thursday, December 18, 2008

OpenSocial meets My Yahoo! with the Yahoo! Application Platform

Yesterday Yahoo! unveiled a set of new features and opportunities for both users and developers across many of our most popular products. Earlier this year at Yahoo! we made a commitment to re-wire our products based on a new platform initiative, called the Yahoo! Open Strategy, making them drastically more social and significantly more open to content and services from third-party developers and publishers. Part of that effort was to take on a role with the OpenSocial Foundation and be an active contributor to the community.

Now we're taking that effort a step further by opening up My Yahoo! to apps developed through the Yahoo! Application Platform. Now, developers across the community will have the opportunity to get My Yahoo! users trying out and using their applications using the OpenSocial JavaScript API and Yahoo! Social Rest APIs in the canvas full view and HTML/CSS in the My Yahoo! View.

My Yahoo! is a great opportunity for developers. It's been a pioneer and leader of personalized start pages since 1996 with more than 20 million monthly visitors in the US alone. And of course, opening up Yahoo! products and services to OpenSocial apps is just one part of our effort. As a founding member of the OpenSocial Foundation
, we're also committed to supporting the complete OpenSocial specification and are working with the community to expand the specification, starting with version 0.9, and adopting the OpenSocial REST protocol.

For now, though, you can get started today and delight the tens of millions of My Yahoo! users. Check out our forums and stay up to date with other upcoming OpenSocial news and improvements to the Yahoo! Application Platform.

[NFGB] Link - from OpenSocial API Blog
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OpenSocial meets My Yahoo! with the Yahoo! Application Platform

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