SAP and Open Social at the Google I/O Developer Conference

John Mayerhofer and Laurent Bride will be talking about SAP’s use of Open Social APIs during the Google I/O Developer Conference, on Thursday May 28th, 12pm – 1pm, as part of a discussion on “OpenSocial in the Enterprise”:

In the year and half since OpenSocial’s public launch, there are now over 700 million end users of OpenSocial applications across numerous social sites (containers) around the world. With OpenSocial’s proven global success in traditional social applications, the enterprise software community has now begun to realize its potential and build innovative solutions that cater to the enterprise. Join us for a session centered on how the enterprise software development community is successfully bringing social concepts and technology into the enterprise. Key enterprise players will present and demonstrate how they’ve successfully used OpenSocial software to build new social solutions.

The SAP BusinessObjects Social Network Analyzer (SNA) prototype from the SAP BusinessObjects Innovation Center uses an ATOM-based RESTful API inspired from Open Social but extended to cover enterprise requirements and richness. It is used to communicate between the SNA client and the “Relationship Analysis Server”, as illustrated below.

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If you’re a partner (VAR, OEM) or an application developer and are interested in the API, or would like to build a new client for the Relationship Analysis Server, the documentation is available for download. It explains how a specific client can login, search for entities, and extract profiles networks and paths from the Relationship Analysis Server using simple HTTP requests. See the example page below for more information.

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