By davejohnson on Aug 19, 2008
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.