Asia’s favorite social network Friendster, Inc. announced that it has deployed the OpenSocial standard APIs as part of the Friendster Developer Program. Companies and individual developers can now use the OpenSocial standard to introduce their applications, or features, to Friendster’s 75 million users around the world.
OpenSocial support is a significant enhancement and extension to the Friendster Developer Program. Friendster was only the second major social network to launch a robust developer platform. Since its launch, over 10 million unique users have added “apps,” most users add several apps, and about half a million apps are being added by users to their profile pages each day. There are thousands of developers registered for the Friendster Developer Program, there are about 2,000 members of the Friendster Developer Platform Group on Friendster, over 450 apps have been deployed on Friendster, and thousands more apps are currently under development by third-party developers.