Colleague Caroline McCarthy lets us know that Friendster- that "whatever happened to?" social networking destination now significantly eclipsed by MySpace and Facebook- seems to have awoken from their slumber with a widget creation-enabling Friendster Developer Platform.
FDP kicks off with some 180 apps.
Friendster's take on the FriendsterDeveloper Platform:
The Friendster Developer Platform consists of a set of APIs to Friendster data and seamless integration points within the Friendster web site to create compelling widget applications for Friendster's over 50 million users.
The APIs provides access to Friendster data through a rich REST-style interface. These resources can be accessed using an API key and a shared secret key that is issued to every widget. The resources can be accessed at the endpoint URL: http://api.friendster.com/v1.
Two things, though.
I'm looking at the main list of apps (screencapped at the top of this post) and I don't see voice. I would like to know if this means Friendster doesn't regard voice as a key app, or whether they are depending on third-party voice application companies to build and then enable this functionality for Friendster users.
Second, I just tried that URL and I get what seems to be an error page:
E-w-w-w gross. If you are Friendster, something like that is not the first thing you want a potential developer partner to see.
I'm not a big coder dude but is it too much to ask the main API link to work? How about a main page on which you then are allowed in via your API key and shared secret key?
Update: Turns out that was an old link. Here you go.