Almost a year after Facebook opened up its social network to developers, MySpace is launching its own developer platform in public beta with an application Gallery Page available to users. It’s based on Google’s OpenSocial platform, which MySpace helped develop. MySpace announced the platform in late January and said it would be ready in early March. It may be a tiny bit late, but that may be because each application is being approved by hand.
Joe Heitzeberg, founder and CEO of voice widget service SnapVine, has a Photo Shout app already on the site. He said developing on the platform was sometimes a challenge since the code kept changing, but pointed out that the MySpace team was responsive to questions via email and instant messaging. For more on how the developer platform works, check out our chat with MySpace CTO Aber Whitcomb.