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OpenSocial API

Note: This is an API standard used by many API providers, not just Google. For all compatible APIs listed on ProgrammableWeb, use the opensocial tag. OpenSocial provides a common set of APIs for social applications across multiple websites. With standard JavaScript and HTML, developers can create apps that access a social networks friends and update feeds. There are two ways to access the OpenSocial API: client-side using the JavaScript API and server-side using RESTful data APIs.

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OpenSocial: Highlights

Summary
Common APIs for building social applications
Category
Social
Tags
Protocols
JavaScript, REST, Atom, GData
Data Formats
XML
API home
https://opensocial.atlassian.net/display/OS/H ... 

OpenSocial: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
Varies by provider

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Varies by provider  
Developer Key Required
 
Account Required
 
Commercial Licensing
API is Apache 2.0 and Creative Commons licensed  
Provider
google.com  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
 
Terms of Service
Google OpenSocial Terms of Service 

Security

Authentication Model
Varies by provider 
SSL Support
 
Read-only Without Login
 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
blog.opensocial.org/ 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
OpenSocial API Google Group 
Developer Support
Dev Articles, FAQ 
Console URL
 

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Mashups, Developers & Source Code

Developers using OpenSocial[ Add me ]

  • ankit_the_hawk
  • gculliss
  • mikedigitalegg
  • schuon
  • thefonseca

Source Code for OpenSocial[ Add a source code link ]

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Comments 

November 14, 2007
at 13:50
Comment by: Joel R. Voss

I am happy about the wide support of this api. Hopefully it will allow me to replace my Myspace scraper with an opensocial call. I'll believe it when I see it.

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