Building OpenSocial Apps: A Field Guide to Working with the MySpace Platform (Paperback)

Chris Cole, Chad Russell, Jessica Whyte

  • 出版商: Addison Wesley
  • 出版日期: 2009-10-25
  • 定價: $1,575
  • 售價: 2.5$399
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 408
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0321619064
  • ISBN-13: 9780321619068
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“The authors did a great job covering the various ins and outs of OpenSocial, and especially the specific MySpace quirks. If you are a new social networking application developer or even someone who just wants to write better OpenSocial Apps, then this book has what you are looking for.”

–Cassandra Doll, Software Engineer, Google


The Insider’s Guide to Writing OpenSocial Applications for MySpace–and Beyond!


When you write OpenSocial applications for MySpace, you can reach millions of users overnight. Building OpenSocial Apps shows you how, one step at a time. Whether you’re building casual widgets or feature-rich, professional applications, this book will teach you everything you need to know.


The authors are the leading experts on OpenSocial and MySpace and have personally helped construct the MySpace platform and OpenSocial standards. In this indispensable book, they walk you through the entire process of building apps, from signing up through building complex apps that can scale to thousands of users and interoperate on more than fifty social networks, such as Hi5, Orkut, and LinkedIn. They demonstrate today’s best practices for building OpenSocial applications and present dozens of tips for leveraging both MySpace and OpenSocial to their fullest. Coverage includes

  • Installing and working with the MySpace Developer Platform
  • Retrieving, parsing, and displaying user data, friend lists, and photos
  • Sending App invitations and notifications
  • Building mashups that communicate with third-party web services
  • Marketing your App and building your user base
  • Designing for performance, scalability, and fault tolerance
  • Securing MySpace and OpenSocial apps, and protecting users’ privacy
  • Building apps that display ads and accept micropayments

A companion web site ( includes an extensive library of downloadable source code and other support materials.


「作者在涵蓋OpenSocial的各種細節方面做得非常出色,特別是關於MySpace的特殊之處。如果你是一位新的社交網絡應用程式開發者,甚至只是想寫出更好的OpenSocial應用程式,那麼這本書正是你所需要的。」- Cassandra Doll,Google軟體工程師

「寫作OpenSocial應用程式的內幕指南,適用於MySpace和其他平台!」當你為MySpace寫作OpenSocial應用程式時,你可以在一夜之間觸及數百萬用戶。《Building OpenSocial Apps》一步一步地教你如何做到。無論你是在建立休閒小工具還是功能豐富的專業應用程式,這本書都會教你所需的一切。


- 安裝和使用MySpace開發者平台
- 檢索、解析和顯示使用者資料、好友清單和照片
- 發送應用程式邀請和通知
- 建立與第三方網絡服務通信的混搭應用程式
- 行銷你的應用程式並建立用戶基礎
- 設計以提高性能、可擴展性和容錯能力
- 保護MySpace和OpenSocial應用程式,並保護使用者隱私
- 建立顯示廣告並接受微支付的應用程式