March 9-11, 2011
Montreal, Canada

How to create social apps for millions of users

Social apps have become very popular in the last years. In this session I will show you how to create an OpenSocial app which can be used by over 900 million users on many social networks around the world. After introducing you to the main concepts behind OpenSocial I will demonstrate live that it is easier than you think to develop a rich social app. Additionally to the basics like accessing the user's social graph or integration with external APIs, I will also highlight features that will help you with a quick viral distribution, tight integration into the user's social experience and access through mobile devices.

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Bastian Hofmann

ResearchGate GmbH

Bastian works as a Software Engineer at ResearchGate, the social network for researchers and scientists. There he is mainly responsible for designing the web frontend's software architecture and caring about performance, monitoring and developer productivity. Before that he created the games and application platform and the APIs of the VZ-networks. When he is not developing stuff, he frequently speaks at international conferences on software architecture and scaling web applications.

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