Orkut is coming out of sandbox! Submit your Orkut Apps!


If you are new to OpenSocial and Sandbox, then you may start with Beginners Guide To OpenSocial & Orkut Sandbox! It covers all FAQ!

Orkut is enabling developers to make their social applications available to orkut users. OpenSocial developers can submit their completed applications till Feb. 15

Later this month,  if your app passes Orkut testes and score enough it will be added to the application directory.

Arne Roomann-Kurrik at Official OpenSocial blog quoted,

In order to be accepted into the directory, submitted applications must:

  • Function correctly. No 404s or broken links.
  • Be social OR self-expressive.
  • Not reveal personal data, like email (which is not delivered by the API).
  • Follow the Orkut terms of service. No violent or illegal content, nudity, or hate speech.

Also an event is scheduled to help & support opensocial developers at Googleplex – Googles Headquarter in Mountain View, CA and via video conferencing in New York. The event which is named orkut hackathons is on Feb. 14-15 from 10 am-6 pm. For  more information or to RSVP, please email [email protected].

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The Dude Dean February 13, 2008

This is so little, so very late. So much for Google being cutting edge….

I wonder if they will ever remove “Beta” from Orkut?

Rahul Bansal February 15, 2008

I guess Google is obsessed with beta word… They use it with many products!
Also many small startup finding its kool to use beta word so they are also following Googles way! 😀

The Dude Dean February 15, 2008

After four years they should be out of Beta by now…..

Rahul Bansal February 15, 2008

May be they think they need to fix all the bugs that geeks are exploiting. Which will never happen! 😉
Orkut is not designed with proper vision like facebook. They are doing patchworking which creates only more bugs.

sandrar September 11, 2009

Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.