April 24th, 2008 | Published in Google Orkut
We're pushing a new release to the sandbox today that includes a new component for running the app directory. The new directory system will provide dynamic ranking of apps, based on a number of factors including the locale of the user and the popularity of the app. Like search results on google.com, the order of apps will be determined by the directory's ranking algorithm and we won't have the ability to move individual apps around within the directory.
We're aiming to ship this new directory system to www.orkut.com next week. In the meantime, we'll be adding apps to the directory on the sandbox. The new directory speeds up our review process, so you'll start seeing a lot of new apps in the directory on the sandbox soon. We don't plan to add any new apps to the directory on www.orkut.com until we move the new directory system from the sandbox into production. At that point, any apps in the sandbox directory will go live in production.
Last but not least, today's release also includes a couple fixes to
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