opensocial.weekendapps:upcoming myspace features

– os templates

– iframes

– multi-invite modal

– asynch notifications w/o confirmation modals

– osml

– lightweight js lib osapi.*

– activites

— apps can post to friends’ update feeds

– notifications

— app to person messages

— customizable templates

– rich media support

— photo uploads

– osml

— data piplining

— replace 20 lines of js w/ a single osml tag

— custom tags

— subviews for navigation w/in a view

– look for preso on slideshare

opensocial.weekendapps: joyent

– opensocial apps are free for 6 months

– servers run solaris

– netbeans supports php, java

– virtualbox?

– network.com?

– sun will be releasing a compute and storage cloud services

– joyent features

— root access

— php, ruby, etc.

opensocial.weekendapps: monetization using virtual currency panel

– a lot of code gets thrown out -> if you see yourself writing a lot of code or spending a lot of time on a feature, stop.

– most of the panelists make all their money on virtual money and almost no money on banner ads

– take advantage of best-practices

— gift giving

— reverse bell-curve pricing to qty sold

— limited edition goods

— aftermarket for virtual goods

– create and control scarcity

— check out user-generated scarcity

– create games across profiles

– don’t raise prices.  set expectations and leave yourself an open door by saying items are offered at this price only for a limited time

– offerpal?

– currency inflation

— ingame currency vs outside market

— use metrics to track sinks and sources