Google's OpenSocial platform has caused quite a stir in the IT world. Here is a list of eight applications we'd like to see built with the OpenSocial APIs. (Who said applications have to be productive, anyway?)

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2007-11-15
 
 
 

Eight Apps Wed Like to See on OpenSocial

It seems like everyone wants to get a job at Google these days (free food, potential for riches and all that). But, like Googles mysterious search algorithms, the company's hiring requirements are also tough to figure out. Enter Google Boot Camp, an appl

Eight Apps Wed Like to See on OpenSocial

Eight Apps Wed Like to See on OpenSocial - Buddygotchi

Similar to the wildly popular Tamagotchi, Buddygotchi would be a buddy/friendship avatar that, if ignored, makes its owner progressively sicker.

Eight Apps Wed Like to See on OpenSocial - Buddygotchi

Eight Apps Wed Like to See on OpenSocial - Emo Photo Scan

Emo Photo Scan would enable users to have their profile photos scanned before posting, providing immediate feedback on whether the picture is trying too hard or strikes just the right balance of coolness, nonchalance, sexiness and quirkiness.

Eight Apps Wed Like to See on OpenSocial - Emo Photo Scan

Eight Apps Wed Like to See on OpenSocial - Beautiful People

Created on top of MySpace, this app would let you rate who is the bestest, coolest friend in your MySpace universe. Points are awarded for prettiest smile, best hair and most-realistic plastic augmentations.

Eight Apps Wed Like to See on OpenSocial - Beautiful People

Eight Apps Wed Like to See on OpenSocial - Online Ad Pong

With this app, representatives from Google and MySpace would square off ith reps from Microsoft and Facebook in a ping-pong grudge match (with online advertising at stake).

Eight Apps Wed Like to See on OpenSocial - Online Ad Pong

Eight Apps Wed Like to See on OpenSocial - Take That, Facebook

With the Take That, Facebook app, Second Life avatars of key Facebook employees would dodge pies in an office setting. A player wins when CEO Mark Zuckerberg's avatar is coated in pie filling.

Eight Apps Wed Like to See on OpenSocial - Take That, Facebook

Eight Apps Wed Like to See on OpenSocial - Ballmer Guitar Hero

You've seen the garrulous Microsoft CEO dance. Now watch his avatar shred an axe with reckless abandon to the likes of AC/DC, Kiss and other head-banging bands.

Eight Apps Wed Like to See on OpenSocial - Ballmer Guitar Hero

Eight Apps Wed Like to See on OpenSocial - League of Your Own

With the League of Your Own app, you as a manager would be able to compare your photo and profile to a potential employee's. The app would tell you whether the applicant's skills and business acumen could possibly overshadow your own--and get him or her t

Eight Apps Wed Like to See on OpenSocial - League of Your Own

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