MySpace will be talking about two big things at Google I/O this year: MySpaceID and MySpace Apps.
MySpaceID delivers social functionality and experiences by linking MySpace accounts with your site. These services allow users to quickly register using their MySpace credentials as well as post status messages, publish activities into MySpace, discover friends, and view MySpace activity and profile data on your site! The users’ friends see all these updates, which drive traffic to your site and attract new users to register. By leveraging MySpace’s social graph, you add virally to the buzz about your site and increase the number of visitors to it.
For a broad overview of MySpaceID, please watch this video:
MySpaceID supports both OAuth and the OpenID-Auth hybrid—you choose the mechanism that makes the most sense for your scenario. Both options are exposed in our SDKs. Once a user logs in and allows your site to access their data, you have access to a wealth of their MySpace data. The MySpace endpoints support Portable Contacts and OpenSocial 0.9 REST, giving you access to plenty of information.
These are some of the ways that MySpaceID enables you to leverage MySpace API’s off-site and let users into your site with their social media identity and data. Earlier this year, MySpace was the first social network to allow syndication of its users’ activity streams. We hope you are as excited as we are to be part of this fundamental shift in the portability of user identity and data on the Internet.
MySpace Apps and MySpaceID are a lot more than what we’ve talked about here. We invite you to find out more by attending:
- “Building a Business with Social Apps” – Gerard Capiel, VP of Product for the MySpace Open Platform, will share his experiences on monetization of apps.
- Developer Sandbox – Come by and see actual apps in action, try building an app on the spot, and talk to our developers.
- Fireside Chat - Ask those hard questions, discuss approaches to problems, and think about the future with MySpace developers and the OpenSocial engineering team