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Today the OpenSocial Foundation released the OpenSocial Explorer, a new open source project meant to help developers learn how to build OpenSocial gadgets.
One of the biggest challenges any developer faces when trying to learn a new framework or component model is how to get started. OpenSocial has a robust and mature set of features that bring a tremendous amount of power to the developer. As every developer knows, it doesn’t matter how easy a platform is to understand if you don’t have something to help you get started!
The OpenSocial Explorer is meant to address this exact issue. It’s goal is simple: Get you up and running in minutes.
The OpenSocial Explorer provides developers with sample gadgets demonstrating how to use various features of the OpenSocial specification. It allows developers to modify those samples and quickly re-render the application to explore how those changes effect the gadget. This not only allows you an easy way to understand all the features of OpenSocial but provides a great jumping off point for getting started with your own gadget.… Read the rest
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Cognium Systems has launched JokerD – an open-source framework for the development of OSAPI wrappers for any Social Media Platform (SMP). In addition to the framework, JokerD offers sample implementations of OSAPI-compliant access for Twitter, Facebook, and RSS feeds. Email and Google+ wrappers are in progress.
OpenSocial API is well-positioned to integrate data flows from both internal and external SMPs. With a rigorous and rich data model, substantial existing developer community, and support from major enterprise SMP vendors, Open Social is set to become the market leader for the universal enterprise Social Media data access and interoperability.
The main missing piece of the puzzle is OpenSocial compatibility with the numerous SMPs. In order to motivate the SMP providers to join the OpenSocial movement, there must be a critical adoption mass. Such momentum may prove very difficult or impossible to achieve in the near future. An alternative approach is to build API wrappers that map the OpenSocial API to the native APIs provided by the various SMPs.… Read the rest
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We are pleased to announce that the nominations for the Community Elected Board seat are now Open! The nomination period will run from March 22, 2013 through April 5, 2013. To nominate yourself for the board, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with you name, company/project affiliation, and desire to be on the board.
Anyone OpenSocial member is able to serve on the board. The only requirement to nominate or hold the position is that you must be a member of the OpenSocial Foundation. There are no membership fees to join OpenSocial. All you need to do is fill out a simple on-line membership application.… Read the rest