MySpace Developer Platform – Live on 2/5!

Now here’s the news I’ve been waiting for since the Great OpenSocial Hypestorm of ’07.  A Facebook-like developer platform for MySpace?  Sounds good to me.  It’ll be interesting to see if they only use the OpenSocial APIs or if they also include a Facebook API close (similar to what Bebo did).  So why does this matter if MySpace is dead and Facebook is the #1 social network on the block?  Check this out – pretty surprising, no?

Anyway, I signed up and will let y’all know how it looks.  One of my (too) many side projects is a little football-meets-Pokeman social app, MySpace would definitely be an interesting platform to get some early traction on… 

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3 responses to “MySpace Developer Platform – Live on 2/5!

  1. Hi Kevin,

    I’m working on the MySpace Developer Platform and just wanted to thank you for the write up.

    The platform is indeed mainly OpenSocial, with some extensions (as mitigated in the OpenSocial spec). There won’t be a clone of the Facebook API or mark-up language.

    I look forward to checking out your app when it’s built – sounds fun!

  2. Cool, thanks for the info, Ben! That’s very interesting that aren’t supporting the Facebook API, it actually makes the launch much more interesting to smaller devs who don’t currently have a mature Facebook app that can be easily ported over to MySpace. Through in a little revenue sharing, and this could make for a very interesting opportunity for a lot of people out there… 🙂

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