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How OpenSocial Works

An Open Social application is essentially a Javascript program that runs in a “container” which provides the “Open Social Javascript API” via two Javascript namespaces: “opensocial” and “gadgets.

Google’s “Gadgets” are a kind of standardized applet. They are specified by an XML file which provides rendering.A gadget server needs to provide this “rendering” code to turn gadgets into executable Javascript code and then to run them.

How to create your own Open Social container environment

1. Integrate your site backend with Apache Shindig to have your own open social container :
2. Compliance
3. Run compliance tests to check the site compiles with opensocial specification :