July 18th, 2008 | Published in Google Orkut
We've finished our rollout of OpenSocial apps to all orkut users, and we've seen more interest in apps than ever before. Several apps experienced extremely high usage, but after utilizing the URL rewriter and other caching techniques the load on their servers returned to manageable levels. During the rollout, we saw over 5 million app installs on orkut and usage of the platform continues to grow. But we're not done yet...
On behalf of the entire orkut team, I'd like to thank all the developers who have contributed to the apps running on orkut. Now that your apps can reach the full set of orkut users, we look forward to seeing what you'll build next.