We’re excited to let everyone know that our friends over at Digsby just released a new version of their feature-rich, but incredibly lightweight all-purpose chat client yesterday which now includes an incredibly note-worthy implementation of MySpaceID.
For those of you who aren't familiar with it, Digsby is a desktop application that allows you to simultaneously use all your favorite IM clients (AIM, Yahoo, GoogleTalk, MSN, Jabber, ICQ) and keep track of your email inbox all in once place. Digsby also provides some very handy integration with all your favorite social networks where you can keep track of what all of your friends are doing and receive notifications straight to your desktop. Additionally, through the use of your Digsby.com account, Digsby allows you to organize your friend lists and take all your settings and preferences with you to any computer you are using.
Digsby's newest release includes a ton of useful new features, here are just a few of them:
MySpaceID and Activity Stream - Powered by the MySpaceID APIs
and open standards including OpenID and OAuth, you can now view your
entire activity stream, update your status, receive messages and
notifications from MySpace, and much more straight to your desktop
using Digsby. The seamless integration between Digsby and MySpace
allows you to do much of what you can do on MySpace's website,
including browsing photos straight from the activity stream. This is a
great example of how any developer can add incredibly rich social
networking features to their application quickly and easily using
Global Status - A new status update dialog that allows you to set your status across all your social networks and Twitter in addition to all your instant messaging networks. This new dialog for setting your global status includes spell checking and the ability to easily share links and photos with others directly from your status.
Digs.by (URL Shortening) - Along side the new global status update dialog that was introduced with this latest release, Digsby is adding a URL shortening service specifically for Digsby users. This new URL shortening service will serve all links from http://digs.by and in the future the team at Digsby plans to provide history, tracking, and statistical information to this URL shortening service.
Great work by the Digsby development team! We can't wait to see what cool features they come up with next.
What is MySpaceID? Watch a video explaining it here.
To learn more about integrating MySpaceID into your website or application, click here.
To learn more about Digsby, please visit http://www.digsby.com
To download the latest version of Digsby, please click here.