Launching to 10% of users in about a week

Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 10:22 AM

We're now about a week away from making OpenSocial apps available to millions of users in India, corresponding to 10% of all orkut users. With this update we also want to increase the number of apps included in the directory. As we mentioned last week, we've created a new app submission page.

Please note that all apps must be submitted through this page to be included in the directory. Even if you have submitted your app previously, you still need to resubmit your app through this new page and agree to the Developer Terms of Service for orkut.

As we mentioned before, developers who submitted their app on or before 2/15 will get first priority for review. Other than these early birds, we'll be reviewing apps on a first come, first serve basis. Right now we're expecting it to take 1-2 weeks after submission for an app to show up in the directory, but this will depend on the volume of apps we receive. If your app is not approved for some reason, you will be notified by email.

Thank you for your patience as we finalized the UI, API and user experience during the pre-launch testing period. Please write to us if you have additional questions or concerns.