OpenSocial Vs Facebook

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OpenSocial Vs Facebook

  1. 1. Vs Which one I should choose?
  2. 2. Facebook Facebook
  3. 3. OpenSocial OpenSocial
  4. 4. Building App for single platform
  5. 5. What to do?
  6. 6. Solution
  7. 7. What does open mean? <ul><li>If these standards are open , people don't have to reinvent the wheel every time someone wants to use an app on another social website. </li></ul>No need to reinvent wheels
  8. 8. OpenSocial Partners
  9. 9. Time for comparison Time to do some comparisons
  10. 10. Facebook platform <ul><li>FBML </li></ul><ul><li>FQL </li></ul><ul><li>FBJS </li></ul><ul><li>API - REST-like Web Service </li></ul><ul><li>Any backend language </li></ul>
  11. 11. OpenSocial Platform <ul><li>Uses Open Languages </li></ul><ul><li>Javascript </li></ul><ul><li>HTML </li></ul><ul><li>XML </li></ul><ul><li>Any backend language </li></ul>
  12. 12. Facebook Apps <ul><li>Using the platform, Facebook launched several new applications: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gifts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenSocial Apps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only Applications by developers </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Criticism of OpenSocial
  14. 15. Criticism of OpenSocial <ul><li>OpenSocial is still in its infancy. </li></ul><ul><li>It did not work well in the beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Their philosophy &quot;write once, distribute broadly&quot; was not accurate </li></ul>
  15. 16. Criticism of Facebook <ul><li>&quot;none of the most popular applications actually do anything&quot; </li></ul>
  16. 17. Facebook Advantages to Apps <ul><li>People on there are for the most part who they say they are </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook does their best to dismiss those who aren’t. </li></ul><ul><li>This simple differentiation makes the membership base of Facebook far more valuable than any other social network. </li></ul>
  17. 18. Facebook Advantages – To Apps.. 2 The API provides the following additional functionality over that of OpenSocial: * Reading events * Reading a person’s groups * Reading/writing photos * Reading/writing marketplace listings * Setting a person’s status * Setting content elements to be cached on Facebook
  18. 19. Facebook Advantages – App uniqueness <ul><li>Facebook few UI elements </li></ul><ul><li>Friend multi-select and invite widget </li></ul><ul><li>Tabs and headings </li></ul><ul><li>Error/warning/dialog boxes </li></ul><ul><li>Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Wall-like message board widget </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use Ajax library (proxied by FB) </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic visibility controls </li></ul>
  19. 20. Userbase Facebook
  20. 21. Userbase Facebook…2
  21. 22. Userbase OpenSocial
  22. 23. Useful data <ul><li>43% of Hi5 users also use MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook users are 63% female and 36% male whereas the sites integrated with the OpenSocial platform are 61% female and 38% male </li></ul><ul><li>52% of Facebook users are 18-25, whereas 40% of the users are 18-25 for the five container sites on the OpenSocial platform </li></ul><ul><li>Data by rapleaf </li></ul>
  23. 24. Userful data ..2 Facebook Users 62% are on MySpace, 5% are on LinkedIn, 9% are on Friendster, 10% are on Plaxo, 22% are on Hi5 MySpace Users 11.3 million users identified in Rapleaf 63% female, 36% male 15% are on Facebook, 2% are on LinkedIn, 9% are on Friendster, 6% are on Plaxo, 17% are on Hi5
  24. 25. Userful data ..3 Number of Applications 2% are on MySpace, 5% are on LinkedIn, 9% are on Friendster, 10% are on Plaxo, 22% are on Hi5 MySpace Users 11.3 million users identified in Rapleaf 63% female, 36% male 15% are on Facebook, 2% are on LinkedIn, 9% are on Friendster, 6% are on Plaxo, 17% are on Hi5
  25. 26. Future Google will continue to develop new tools to allow developers to help make the web more open. More partners will join. Facebook will continue to grow only if they eventually open their doors and let Facebook info go beyond their domain name.
  26. 27. Final Thoughts There isn't going to be one winner and one loser. People will continue to use many networks and apps.
  27. 28. Resources <ul><ul><li>Google's OpenSocial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://code.google.com/opensocial </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Further development resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://code.google.com/p/opensocial-resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developer forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://groups.google.com/group/opensocial </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook Developer's Platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://developers.facebook.com </li></ul></ul></ul>
  28. 29. Thanks <ul><ul><li>My Email :- [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Phone :- xxxxxxxx </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Orkut :- Pravin Nirmal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Myspace :- Pravin Nirmal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook :- Pravin Nirmal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to add me as friend. After all that’s the beauty of networking sites. </li></ul></ul>

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