MySpace announced the release of new SDKs enabling mobile software developers to integrate its social networking platform into their iPhone and Android applications. According to MySpace, the SDKs include integrated login UI components allowing users to sign in to their social profile without leaving an app--from there, the app can send status and mood updates to the user's profile, enable photo and video uploads, and return a list of the user's friends, complete with standard data like name and profile photo. The SDKs are available for download here.
MySpace reports that its userbase is increasingly mobile--interaction with the site via Android smartphones increased 230 percent over the last 12 months, and more than 30 percent of all MySpace traffic now originates via mobile device. "We built these SDKs specifically for mobile," said MySpace Mobile GM and VP of product and business development Bjorn Laurin in an interview with FierceDeveloper. "We're going to build our own mobile applications on these SDKs. There's so much stuff you can do with this--the list is as long as possible."
For more on the MySpace mobile SDKs:
- read this MySpace Blog entry
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