Netlog, Europe’s social network darling, will announce at Google I/O tomorrow that OpenSocial support is on its way. Technical director Folke Lemaitre just said this at Kings of Code, a web developer conference in Amsterdam.
Although the official announcement will be made at Google’s largest developer gathering in San Francisco tomorrow, coders can already play with the new application possibility on this page. The public launch will be in June. When Lemaitre asked the Kings of Code crowd who already has developed an OpenSocial app, only one hand was raised. As you can imagine, he stressed that “everybody should now develop lots of OpenSocial applications”.
Netlog is still going strong. Although they had a small dip a few weeks ago, the number of members is growing rapidly. “The dip was caused by a failure in our private messaging application. It’s interesting to see what the influence of one single tool is”, Lemaitre told the audience. Other numbers are impressive as well, Netlog now has 35 million unique members and four billion page views per month. Moreover, the Belgium-based social network supports 19 languages and has more coming up. Oh and by the way, they sponsor our blog too. And that’s just one of their many smart strategic moves.