Platform Updates

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 12:22 AM

Here are some updates from the past week :

An orkut user's political views field (opensocial.Person.Field.
POLITICAL_VIEWS) will no longer be returned as a part of the Person data in the OpenSocial APIs. We have removed this field because of the classification of political views as sensitive information in some jurisdictions.

The REST and RPC support which was originally introduced on the sandbox is now available in production on Now you can make REST calls to orkut using the endpoint : and RPC calls using the endpoint:

Please see the orkut Server to Server developers' guide for details on using REST to retrieve orkut data from an external server.