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Programming Social Applications by Jonathan LeBlanc

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What You’ll Learn

In Chapter 5, we covered how to customize applications with user profile information and promote application growth through user friendships. This chapter will expand upon those concepts, exploring OpenSocial activities and how to create highly customized applications by building extensive data sources through third-party data requests. Our focus areas in this chapter are:

  • Personalizing an application state to a user through social activities

  • Increasing application installs by producing activities

  • Understanding passive sharing versus direct sharing

  • Making data requests to provide rich data sources and increase the number of daily active users

  • Making signed data requests to provide security by validating user credentials and data sources

Once you grasp these concepts, you will be well positioned to build highly customizable social applications that promote user growth.

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