The launch of version 2.1 of the Yahoo! Application Platform (YAP) introduces significant improvements to integrate OpenSocial 0.9 and the Shindig backbone support into YAP. This upgrade eases the migration of an application from one OpenSocial container to another and greatly reduces the barrier for entry for existing OpenSocial developers.
What does the migration to a Gadget XML format mean for my application?
All existing YAP applications that were built using our old dashboard system will be automatically migrated to the new OpenSocial Gadget XML format. This means that they will continue to run as they do today, without any code changes on your part.
This upgrade will also let you:
- modify your application via a gadget XML file hosted on your server
- take full advantage of the OpenSocial APIs
- increase your application's portability to other OpenSocial-compliant containers
Developers will be able to go into the developer dashboard to download the auto-generated XML spec file orRead More »from Announcing YAP 2.1 with OpenSocial 0.9 Support