Buddypoke has over 1,5 million installs (only on Hyves). It is a gadget where social interaction is the most important feature. People can send each other so called Pokes. These are animations that are guided with some personal text that you can send to a friend on Hyves.
They are generating revenue based on special pokes that can be unlocked with there so called coins. You can buy coins or earn coins by doing commercial deals with different partners they offer.
The dutch dating website PAIQ developed an OpenSocial gadget called the "Flirt-o-meter!". With this gadget you can see which of your friends best match with each other, or best match with you. With over 50.000 installs and no big promotion campaign this gadget shows what you can do.
A big plus for this gadget is that also the visitors of your profile can use this to see who matches!
Jonge Leeuwen is an initiative for young soccer enthusiasts between the ages of 6 and 12 from ING, Hyves and the KNVB (The Dutch national soccer association) and is created by Lab1111. They use Hyves to
- Enable users to login in with their Hyves account
- Push content to friends on Hyves
On the platform young soccer enthusiasts can play games, watch videos and follow instructions from coaches to improve their own skills. Since the ING and KNVB are actively involved, the boys and girls will have an insider’s view into the daily life of the players and coaches of the Dutch national soccer team.
For login on the platform, Lab1111 choose to use our OpenID integration to offer the visitors a simple and fast registration flow. This means that the visitors do not have to fill in a form with all their personal information, but they can simply click the “Login with Hyves” button which registers them and will sign them in automatically.
Next to the OpenID integration, Lab1111 also integrated our Data-API to enable their visitors to share content such as videos, high scores and status updates with their friends on Hyves.
In the first week, 80% of the traffic to JongeLeeuwen.nl was generated by content shared on Hyves, which indicates the viral effect the sharing of content can achieve.