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Programming Social Applications by Jonathan LeBlanc

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Mobile Transitions

It’s no surprise to anyone that mobile interaction with social information on the Web is on the rise. The real question here is, do our mobile applications need to function in a silo, preventing us from using a standardized profile for our mobile experiences? The simple answer is no.

OpenSocial defines a series of RESTful URIs that allow any application developer to leverage a single social network of friendships, activities, and profile information from the mobile environment.

Mobile interactions with an OpenSocial framework are currently being explored, including the ability to deliver a container environment to the mobile web.

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