MicroApps and Open Platform from The Guardian and Google AppEngine ready for business

The Guardian made available their “Open Platform” beta to "Open for Business". Open for developers to take and co-monetize our content with us, building new apps for distributing and consuming news. It’s also open for partners to build new experiences which blend content from The Guardian and their own functionality and in some cases brands […]

The Guardian made available their “Open Platform” beta to "Open for Business". Open for developers to take and co-monetize our content with us, building new apps for distributing and consuming news. It’s also open for partners to build new experiences which blend content from The Guardian and their own functionality and in some cases brands into the heart of The Guardian's award winning website,” writes Guardian. [More Info: Open Platform]

Also, launched a new product and framework called “MicroApps,” build using Google AppEngine for storage and app developmentt. “AppEngine makes an excellent companion platform for MicroApps in which apps can run anywhere in the cloud. Examples presented here range from new ways to find content which others are finding exciting or interesting, to live responses to TV debates to ways to bring together all of the tweets of our journalists on specific subjects, 'Zeitgeist, Election Debate Live Poll, Twitter Collation, and Random Guardian' are few examples that MicroApps offers.”

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