Next week I am going to attend an invited talk given by Google’s OpenSocial evangelist Patrick Chanezon. It is always good to be prepared, so I took a glance at his slides. From what I can tell, Patrick is going to talk about OpenSocial applications that run in a cloud environment.
There is a neat tutorial that teaches you how to build an OpenSocial Gadget based on an application running in the App Engine: Building an OpenSocial App with Google App Engine. I tried to draw the basic idea in a picture:
I drew some more pictures during my attempt to understand the main points: PDF.