OpenSocial apps now available to all users

Friday, July 18, 2008 at 3:26 PM

We've finished our rollout of OpenSocial apps to all orkut users, and we've seen more interest in apps than ever before. Several apps experienced extremely high usage, but after utilizing the URL rewriter and other caching techniques the load on their servers returned to manageable levels. During the rollout, we saw over 5 million app installs on orkut and usage of the platform continues to grow. But we're not done yet...

In the next few months, we'll be focused on increasing the capabilities of the platform and enabling developers to build better apps. Among our top priorities are finishing support for OpenSocial v0.8, including the RESTful API, and allowing access to albums and photos by extending the JavaScript API. Please continue to use the public issue tracker to report bugs and star the feature requests that are important to you.

On behalf of the entire orkut team, I'd like to thank all the developers who have contributed to the apps running on orkut. Now that your apps can reach the full set of orkut users, we look forward to seeing what you'll build next.

Happy Coding!