This is just the beginning for YAP and OpenSocial. As a founding member of the OpenSocial Foundation, Yahoo! is committed to supporting the complete OpenSocial specification and is working with the community to expand the specification to include OSML and OpenSocial templates. In addition, we are currently implementing a Shindig-based OpenSocial container which will allow us to provide full support for the OpenSocial REST Protocols and thus for Portable Contacts.
This is all part of a broader release today called Yahoo! Open Strategy (Y!OS) v1.0, through which we are rewiring Yahoo! to create a horizontal social dimension and are making Yahoo! open to developers and publishers like never before — including opening our data and the extensibility of our products.
Today’s Y!OS release includes not just our initial release of OpenSocial support via YAP. It also includes the Yahoo! Social Platform (YSP), which is powering our OpenSocial APIs, and access to a new data query interface called Yahoo! Query Language (YQL). We are working with the OpenSocial community to explore standardization of some of these extensions. We invite you to learn more about all of these components at the Yahoo! Developer Network.
The overall rollout of Y!OS will be like rolling thunder across Yahoo! as we head into the next few months and 2009. We will be activating our “social dimension” across Yahoo! by integrating our Social Platform into everything we do. And we’ll also continue to open Yahoo! like never before with increased data access and by integrating YAP and OpenSocial into some of the world’s most trafficked Web sites, like My Yahoo! and the Yahoo front page at http://yahoo.com.
Yahoo’s audience is truly worldwide and our platform is fully internationalized from the beginning, ready for use in 31 countries and growing. We think it’s the beginning of an exciting time for Yahoo!, for our users, for open application development, open standards, and for OpenSocial. Check out Yahoo! Developer Network today and stay tuned for more OpenSocial news to come.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 12:49:00 PM