MySpace To Roll Out Developer Platform

    January 30, 2008

MySpace has announced it will launch its developer platform program on Tuesday February 5.

MySpace Developer Platform

Developers will be able to pre-register on the site to receive information about the MySpace Developer Platform originally announced in October. As part of the launch MySpace business development executive Amit Kapur has been promoted to chief operating officer and will oversee the developer platform.

"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," Kapur told IDG News.

MySpace said its developer program will support Google’s OpenSocial and the platform would be available in about 28 territories. The social networking site said it would be focused on allowing developers to monetize and promote their applications.

MySpace has worked on putting safeguards in place to avoid security and privacy issues from third-party applications, Kapur said. "A key interest we have as we launch this platform is to protect the user experience against things like application spam and security holes, so that’ll be a major part of our launch. We’re extremely committed to safety and security," he said.