hi5 First to Release 0.8 OpenSocial Standard

hi5 Networks, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing social networks, today announced the release of the OpenSocial 0.8 standard, which includes a set of common RESTful APIs for building social applications across the web. The 0.8 standard upgrade provides developers with an advanced platform to build richer, more immersive and efficient social applications leveraging the power of mobile and desktop computing. hi5 is leading the charge within the OpenSocial community hosting over 1,800 applications, capturing over 68% engagement of users with one or more applications, and experiencing more than 66 million total application installs.

The most significant change from OpenSocial 0.7 to 0.8 is that the new version introduces a RESTful API that expands OpenSocial beyond its JavaScript roots. The RESTfu

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