With the advent of OAuth, an open standard for authorization, you can easily sign up for new services and apps simply by relying on your Facebook and Google profiles. But that simplicity also makes it easy to give total strangers a window into our lives, as Wired’s Andy Baio explains in a recent post.
Google+ has an incredible amount of buzz surrounding it at the moment. But one element the young network lacks is open standards compliance.
Guest Post Peter Yared is founder and CEO of social app development company Transpond.
Twitter showed off new social features and said it now has 100,000 registered apps, the company’s director of platform, Ryan Sarver, said at the Chirp conference in San Francisco today. Seventy-five percent of the company’s traffic now comes through external apps.
Rumors of a new OAuth application programming interface for Gmail were reported in TechCrunch earlier this week, and now the first service using the tool is up and running. Email networking startup Etacts says it’s using the new API to let Gmail users track who they’ve emailed and receive occasional reminders to keep in touch.