Wednesday, December 30, 2009

[Gd] As one of the leading social networking sites in China, renren

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OpenSocial API Blog: As one of the leading social networking sites in China, renren

As one of the leading social networking sites in China, renren has always been a close partner of OpenSocial, following all the product and technology progress of OpenSocial. After one month of intensive development and testing, the renren Open Platform formally announced the support for OpenSocial 0.9.

This OpenSocial upgrade on Renren consists of the following progress:
  • Full support of all the features of OpenSocial v0.9
  • A more friendly payment interface
  • Support for the RESTful API of OpenSocial
  • More useful info on the wiki
After one year’s growth, over 2,000 third party applications have been launched on the renren Open Platform. A batch of top applications have acquired millions of users. In order to build a healthy and open environment for the developers to unleash their talents and realize the entrepreneurship, the renren Open Platform keeps improving the functionality and efficiency of its own API, and firmly chose OpenSocial as a open API standard.

OpenSocial helps developers to reduce the cost of development and implement features effectively. Especially for the overseas developers, it is quite easy for them to transplant the hot oversea OpenSocial-supported applications to China. The Renren Open platform has benefited a lot from OpenSocial.

With innovation and openness, the Renren Open Platform will continue the partnership with OpenSocial, together with global developers, and drive the new Open Era of China internet.

Bo Li, Fusong Li and Jing Huang,

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

[Gd] 15 days, 8 countries and zillions of developers

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Google Wave Developer Blog: 15 days, 8 countries and zillions of developers

Leaving October spring weather in Sydney for a trip around Europe was not easy. But any doubts about the wiseness of our trip disappeared as we walked into the first GTUG event in London where 300+ developers showed up to learn more about the Google Wave APIs. We met two of the most prolific wave developers there (you might know them from extensions such as Rssybot and Votely) as well as meeting David Crane who asked for 1000 accounts for Global Youth Panel to debate climate change. As we flew from country to country, we continued to meet more developers whose enthusiasm for Wave gave us the energy to overcome our jetlag and see the sights of Europe.

Check out the lives waves, videos, and slides for the various events below:

London, England
Oct. 26:
GTUG London: Live waves, Blog post

Vienna, Austria
Oct 27:
TechEd SAP

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct. 28:
Dutch GTUG: Video
Oct. 30:
eComm Europe 2009: 30+ live waves, Many blog posts

Zurich, Switzerland
Nov. 2:
Google Wave Tech Talk: Live wave

Prague, Czech Republic
Nov. 6:
Google Developer Day: Prague: Wave APIs talk (and slides), Wave client talk

Moscow, Russia
Nov. 10:
Google Developer Day: Moscow: Wave APIs talk (in Vadim's native Russian!), Wave client talk, Live waves

Munich, Germany
Nov. 11:
GTUG Munich: Live wave, Video

We look forward to hearing about future Wave events put on by European developers, like the recently held 2-day Wave Hackathon in Munich.
See you next year, Europe!

Posted by Pamela Fox, Developer Relations