Tag Archives: opensocial

Using Data Pipelining to Improve Gadget Speed

Beginning with OpenSocial 0.9, support for a new featured called Data Pipelining was introduced. Pipelining is really simple to implement and can bring a lot of speed and power to your applications. Pipelined requests are sent before a gadget has … Continue reading

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Using newFetchPersonAppDataRequest on MySpace

Storing application data on the OpenSocial host is a great way to offload some unnecessary database and application server load. Why request a preference such as a skin for a user profile from your servers if we can just let … Continue reading

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So That’s What Broke!

MySpace has a good post explaining why you can’t use relative links within OpenSocial applications. If you’re building for the OpenSocial container and trying to make valid HTML apps, watch out for this one. I’ve written the following in a … Continue reading

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Muddl – A Word Game

While at GSP East, I presented on Muddl, a light fun word game that is anagram like in nature. I received lots of great feedback on the game from folks and encourage everyone to check it out. It’s currently available … Continue reading

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OpenSocial Open for Business?

This week at GSP East the big names in the OpenSocial space came forward and basically gave a brief sales pitch on why they’re the platform to build on. Allen Stern has a nice synopsis of the panel. As a … Continue reading

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OpenSocial Could Learn Some Things From Facebook’s Platform

OpenSocial, a group effort to create a widget platform spear headed by Google, has a few glitches that I’d love to see fixed. They are largely comparison items from Facebook, who has recently announced that it will open source it’s … Continue reading

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Facebook and MySpace could learn something from Hi5

Hi5 (yet another social network) is launching their OpenSocial based platform today (well really tomorrow and over the next few weeks) and have done a really great job communicating with developers how stuff is going to work. For example, letting … Continue reading

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MySpace Closer to Full OpenSocial Spec Adoption

Today I noticed a new tab in the application editor making it infinitely easier for developers of OpenSocial applications to adopt the MySpace platform. I first said they should be doing this two weeks ago and I’m happy to announce … Continue reading

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OAuth – A Great Pain on MySpace

This evening I had the opportunity to implement what should have been a simple OAuth signature validation until I ran into trouble parsing the parameters of the request. I decided to use one of the many pre-built libraries instead of … Continue reading

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How To Use requestNavigateTo() on MySpace

Two MySpace developers posting on a thread regarding requestNavigateTo within the MySpace environment need credit for this one. Kristaps and Eric posted a discussion which included some nice brief code snips. The code is short and sweet. All that’s required … Continue reading

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