Developing on the
MySpace Developer
Platform
Chris Thorpe (Developer Platform Evangelist)
Mitch McAlister (Head of Product)
Why develop for MySpace?
• Great media savvy audience with high
  engagement

• A good platform for truly social apps
  • ...
What is the MDP?
• OpenSocial 0.7 with MySpace extensions
  •   Music, photos, films and “heroes” information

  •   DataSt...
MySpace Developer Program talk at Barcamp3 Brighton
MySpace Developer Program talk at Barcamp3 Brighton
MySpace Developer Program talk at Barcamp3 Brighton
MySpace Developer Program talk at Barcamp3 Brighton
MySpace Developer Program talk at Barcamp3 Brighton
MySpace Developer Program talk at Barcamp3 Brighton
MySpace Developer Program talk at Barcamp3 Brighton
MySpace Developer Program talk at Barcamp3 Brighton
MySpace Developer Program talk at Barcamp3 Brighton
MySpace Developer Program talk at Barcamp3 Brighton
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MySpace Developer Program talk at Barcamp3 Brighton

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Talk given by Chris Thorpe and Mitch McAlister at Barcamp in Brighton on September 6th 2008, obviously without the fun Father Ted "pet brick" segment from YouTube illustrating the lifespan of lots of social network apps.

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MySpace Developer Program talk at Barcamp3 Brighton

  1. 1. Developing on the MySpace Developer Platform Chris Thorpe (Developer Platform Evangelist) Mitch McAlister (Head of Product)
  2. 2. Why develop for MySpace? • Great media savvy audience with high engagement • A good platform for truly social apps • Applications that add value to user experience • Based on Social Graph • Viral methods invoked by user actually wanting to share app • Viral spread through “popular” profile exposure
  3. 3. What is the MDP? • OpenSocial 0.7 with MySpace extensions • Music, photos, films and “heroes” information • DataStore • An entire development environment, no need for a 3rd party server unless you want one • JavaScript and APIs

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