- The discussion was started by Rajesh from CIRCLEUP, he spoke about Facebook developer API, Using FBML, CIRCLEUP has developed a app for facebook check it out. Their app targets upon managing focused groups,events,teams......It also helps in Viral Marketing of a group.
- Then there was slight turn towards ORKUT apps security issues, i mean developer bugs, there are bugs wherein crackers can know your username and password by phishing, it is also done by Cross-site scripting/ SQL injection.
- Monetizing the app is one of the ways to make money, but there are some apps wherein they promote their company's website, so if a user adds the app, they target them to their website, IREAD app on ORKUT and TRUTHBOX app on myspace are some of the examples.
- Prateek co-founder of muziboo talked about future of opensocial apps, according to him there will be no "add this app" link...., just LOG-IN and you have all the apps because of the current speed in developing apps and using it. He pointed out one major drawback i.e Open social isn't stable, every quarter the company releases new version and the developer has to change the code of the app for each version, according to lot of open social developers that's a major issue. He also touched upon statistics and monetizing open social apps and mentioned about SGN , a Social Game Development company which is very popular on social networking websites and they are very good at viral marketing and monetizing ads. Facebook ads is also on example for VM.
- My friend Akash Bapna developer of "TAG FRIENDS" app on ORKUT said that myspace is highly restrictive and its not as easy as Hi5,ORKUT,FACEBOOK........ to develop applications. He also talked on "Intro to Open Social"........ here are the slides....
- Pooran Prasad, founder of Zealous Solutions and also a MVP just shared a thought that , .net can be used to develop facebook apps check out this "FACEBOOK.NET".
As It was a open discussion and my first OCC meet, i didn't know many of the speakers.The discussion continued, they spoke about "coderunner" test-app which runs java script calls to test your app and finally the discussion turned out to be totally hi-tech which went totally over my head!
Thanks a lot to Amarinder Singh, the event organizer and all the participants for sharing such a vast amount of knowledge :-) .
Pictures of OCC-bangalore meet
*For those who attended OCC, If i have missed out some discussion or thoughts please add a comment....