MySpace Gets Updated OpenSocial Activities API

Struggling social network MySpace announced updated functionality for the OpenSocial Activities API yesterday. Now, Activities return all activity types and can be sorted via filters.

This update to the existing OpenSocial Activities endpoint lets developers see richer data on activities and display it either in headline or full-detail form, and then filter said data by activity. The endpoint still allows developers to view metadata on supported fields, activity types and object types.

The updated API call brings MySpace’s feeds a little closer to Facebook’s style of filters, corralling games into one activity type. Although many developers have been turning off their MySpace games in recent months, MySpace still offers less restrictions on some parts of feed formatting – for example, the “Play” button shown above.