Today the MySpace Open Platform team launched new functionality for MySpaceID and a remarkably useful set of MySpace ID SDKs. Other key updates in the release include fixes for Custom parameters on the callback function. Additionally, today MySpace announced the limited testing of a MySpaceID implementation on the Yahoo! homepage.
New MySpaceID Features:
- Activity Stream from Web sites using MySpaceID
MySpace Members' activities on MySpaceID-enabled Web sites can now be streamed to any site on the Web -- increasing engagement on partner sites. Partner sites can filter MySpace Members' activities by the activity feed type: photos, events, music, etc. For example, a photo-sharing site could choose to display activities specific to photo uploading, photo tagging, and photo album creation. We are currently Beta testing, but will have this API available to everyone soon.
- Easy authentication using OAuth and OpenID
Integration of both OAuth and OpenID into MySpaceID enables MySpace Members to securely login to MySpaceID-enabled Web sites using their MySpace credentials. The combination of OAuth and OpenID allows MySpace Members to bring their MySpace identity with them, solving the problem of username and password fatigue.
- New Application Developer Workflow
The modified MySpace Developer Workflow ("Create App") streamlines the process of building and configuring an application. Especially notable is its dedicated path for MySpaceID application development, which provides developers with “key” data needed to implement secure OAuth access tokens.
To begin, click the Build button in the blue navigation bar.
- MySpaceID SDKs - Developer toolkits demonstrate the "Open Stack" approach
MySpace introduces the Beta release of its MySpaceID SDKs for MySpace Open Platform Developers. Developers have been clamoring for toolkits and code examples for months, and they will undoubtedly be very excited about this SDK release, which is based on completely open Web standards. The client libraries are initially being released in PHP, Python, Ruby, .NET and Java, with additional libraries planned in the future for Cocoa and Android.
See the MySpaceID SDK page for an introduction and links to all SDK resources and documentation.
See the MySpaceID documentation for more information.
MySpaceID on the Yahoo! Homepage
The MySpace application is one of several new apps that Yahoo! recently began testing as part of its new Yahoo! homepage. The application enables users to check-in and keep up to date with the information and people they care about most. The launch marks a significant milestone for MySpaceID.
“The MySpace App, currently in testing on the new Yahoo! homepage, adds new social functionality into the Yahoo! experience by using MySpaceID to connect Yahoo! users to their MySpace network,” said Jason Oberfest, general manager of the MySpace Open Platform. "By logging into MySpace from the new App right on the Yahoo! homepage, users get quick access to their MySpace friend updates, friend requests, and can manage their MySpace status, mood and more – all while catching up on their other activities on Yahoo!” he explains. “By working with Yahoo! we have been able to take a big step forward in evolving the open Web. We are very pleased to be working with them.”
The new Yahoo! homepage is currently being tested by a small percentage of Yahoo! users in advance of a public beta. More information is available at: http://ycorpblog.com/2009/02/13/update-on-our-new-homepage-testing/.
With these enhancements, MySpace is the first major social network to have the full "Open Stack" implemented where information is flowing to partner Web sites based on completely open Web standards. MySpace now offers full OpenID support on every custom user URL.
MySpace is also the first major party to implement the new activity stream open specification.