Friday Aug 22, 2008

How many users can you reach with an OpenSocial Gadget?

350 million, so says Erick Schonfeld of Techcrunch. Take a look at the graph he provided:

That's a nice looking growth curve and Erick's got more interesting numbers on OpenSocial gadgets and installs vs. Facebook applications and installs, so read the whole thing.

Tuesday Aug 19, 2008

Friendster's OpenSocial support goes live

According to Techcrunch and the OpenSocial project's list of Live OpenSocial Containers, there's a new OpenSocial container in town. Friendster's OpenSocial support is now live. Here's some analysis from Techcrunch:

Jason Kincaid, Techcrunch: While Friendster may not be nearly as big a player as MySpace or Facebook in the United States, it still has a vast audience in Asia. Because of the minimal amount of overlap seen between Asian and American markets (Facebook and MySpace have had difficulty expanding in some portions of Asia), the site offers developers a large number of potential new users. Its addition to the OpenSocial platform puts increasing pressure on Facebook to adopt some kind of open application standard, as developers will dislike having to reprogram their applications just to run on Facebook’s closed platform.

Update: Prakash Dodeja, Director of Engineering at Friendster posted some more details on the Google OpenSocial blog.

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