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  • Yonja Announces OpenSocial Platform Launch

  • 17 Aug 2012

    Press Release

ISTANBUL – December 16, 2008 -- Yonja Media Group, the operator of the leading Turkish online social network, today announced that it has launched its OpenSocial container on Thanksgiving day with an initial set of 6 applications from KlickNation and RockYou. With more than 15,000 installs in the initial weeks, the Yonja Team expects to see increased usage once the feature is publicized.

Globant, a system integration partner of Google, helped Yonja with the implementation of the container, which is based on the Java version of Shindig and is fully compliant with the 0.8 OpenSocial specification. Yonja worked very closely with KlickNation to be the first social network to launch the newest version of “Buy Your Friends" application. The team also played a crucial role to localize many popular apps for Turkey.

“Google’s OpenSocial initiative and the community involved in Shindig provide an ideal application platform for social networks like ours. We are certain that this will provide a more engaging user experience and provide a great opportunity for new and established application developers interested in the Turkish market.” said Andreas Oesterer, CTO of Yonja.

Yonja is leading Turkish online social network and biggest youth portal. Launched in late 2003, Yonja has acquired over 5 million of registered users. Yonja connects people to new people through friends, and friends of friends for: dating, sharing, jobs, activities, entertainment and more.

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