Friday, February 8, 2008

MySpace Development

If you haven't heard the news yet, MySpace has opened up their developer platform.

The really good news is that it will be monetizable (see section 5.1):

MySpace allows you to include advertising, sponsorship or other commercial or promotional content (collectively, “Advertising”) on your Application Profile Page(s) and Canvas Page(s) in the areas which you control.
The platform has just gone live, but we already have the code in place, so you can start running ads today! The process is simple, just log into your Cubics Publisher account (or create a new one) and click on Place Ads. In addition to our previous options of Facebook, Bebo and Friendster, you'll now see a fourth option for MySpace.

Just select MySpace, click next and voilĂ , you have ad code.

Of course, the MySpace developer platform is still very new and their coverage of the OpenSocial spec is incomplete. Keep an eye on their Developer Forums for a list of their upcoming changes.

If you're having any issues with the ad code please drop us a comment in the forums so that we can keep everyone up-to-date on the changes.