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Building OpenSocial Apps: A Field Guide to Working with the MySpace Platform by Jessica Whyte, Chad Russell, Chris Cole

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3. Getting Additional MySpace Data

In the preceding chapter we covered how to fetch and make use of the Person object on the MySpace platform. But there’s a lot more data out there—such as the user’s friend list and the photos the user has uploaded. It’s the use of all this data that will propel your app from a lifeless Web game to a dynamic and social application with viral potential.

Most application developers use the friend list in order to spread and share their applications (see Chapter 5, Communication and Viral Features, to learn how) and other endpoints like albums and videos to make their apps more personal and engaging for the user.

In this chapter we’ll do just that by covering how to access and use your users’ data to make your ...

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