The announcement of the OpenSocial project is really exciting, so I was really glad to drag Patrick away from his work to take some time to chat with me about it.
Patrick is easy to talk too, and I think that comes across in the interview itself. There has been a lot of pre-release speculation on what OpenSocial really is, and the press has put out wildly different ideas over the last couple of weeks. Patrick lays out the facts of the announcement.
He covers a lot, including:
- What has actually been released
- What OpenSocial isn't
- Details on the various APIs:
- What it means to be an OpenSocial "container"
- Fun social apps that Patrick has seen developed by the trusted testers
You can download the episode directly, or subscribe to the show (click here for iTunes one-click subscribe).
Also, check out video from the Campfire One event and interviews with a subset of the partners involved in the OpenSocial launch. Having a large number of application developers and container vendors show what they have already done gives you a glimpse to the future.
Now I want to record the next podcast by the fire.