Following on the heels of Facebook who opened the door for developers to begin making widgets and programs to work on the Facebook platform last October, MySpace has announced their own developer platform will go live next week letting potentially thousands of developers begin writing code people will be able to use on their Myspace page.
washingtonpost.com: “Interested developers will be able to sign up on the site to receive information about the MySpace Developer Platform, announced in October. Then next Tuesday, the developer site will become fully operational and feature documentation and API tools to build and test applications for MySpace, the world’s most popular social networking service.
Although over the years MySpace has allowed, on a case-by-case basis, some external developers to put their widgets on the social networking site, the upcoming program potentially opens the door to any coder by providing open APIs and makes it possible for developers to generate revenue from those applications.
‘This gives developers deeper access to our community through APIs so they’ll be able to build richer applications and also gives them an opportunity to build their business directly on MySpace. It’s a natural step in the evolution of how we’ve worked with third party developers,’ said Amit Kapur, who has just been appointed chief operating officer after being in charge of business development for several years. “
Personally I think this is about as useful as a discarded pee soaked diaper. MySpace is already so full of bloat-ware and e-trash it’s less than useful and more than annoying. But that’s just my opinion.