Teaming with Google to Join OpenSociAL Sandra Maestri, Adam Adlerman, Yajia Cao Joseph Prumachuk
What is OpenSocial
API for social applications across multiple websites.
Developers can create apps that access a social network's friends and update feeds.
1. General Java Script 2. People and Friends 3. Activities 4. Persistence
Cons OpenSocial Pros
Save Expense and Time
Match Facebook Functionality
No unnecessary specialized development for every platform
Delays or lack of
Competitive Advantage(s) :
Connectivity * Speed*Content * New Age Apps
Cost Savings * Less Ads – better Ads
Industry Leader * User Customization
***New Support Activities*** 1. ComunRoom App Webcam chartrooms! Social Network First! Watch/Hear/Speak with a friend, your friends, or random peers! 2. Interchat App – Allows users to chat over the internet to any chat client or social media site (ex. Myspace message to AIM or MySpace to Facebook) 3. VirtualSN App – An application that will allows Myspace usersto use any app created for any other major social media network as well as supports premium apps that cost money.
Implementation Using a beta test and than direct conversion The most beneficial implementation plan
Conclusion Any Decision comes with its advantages and disadvantages; we feel when considering alternatives using Google OpenSource is a beneficial decisions for many reasons such as
*Cost Savings in implementation
*Cost Savings in platform Design
*Cost Savings in programming new source code
*Ease of Implementation
*Acceleration of User sponsored Apps
*World connectivity and compatibility
*Inherited Competitive Advantages gained by working with Google.
Google OpenSocial VS. Facebook Chart from Hitwise summarizing the combined OpenSocial players versus Facebook in terms of overall traffic market share:
References MySpace Harvard Business School Case Study Opensocial.org Hotwise.com http://www.comscore.com http://code.google.com/apis/opensocial