Devs: RIM Has Release the OAuth Sample Code for Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare!

RIM has open upon up and released the code for OAuth! What is OAuth you say, is an open protocol to allow secure authorization in a simple and standard method from web, mobile and desktop applications. OAuth is an open standard for authorization used by tons of popular services, foursquare, Twitter, and Tumblr, to name a few.  It allows applications to connect their users to these services without having to handle their username and password.

RIM has release Twitter, Facebook, and the foursquare OAuth source code in Github:

The first sample app shows how to integrate Twitter into your application by using the OAuth 1 protocol.  You’ll learn how to quickly and painlessly authenticate with Twitter, and post a Tweet to a user’s timeline by taking advantage of the jsOAuth library.

The second sample shows integration with foursquare, and uses OAuth 2.  It’ll show you how your application can authenticate a user with the service, search for near-by venues, and then check-in to a venue.

The third sample shows how to integrate Facebook and OAuth 2 into your application.  You’ll learn how to authenticate a user with Facebook, and interact with their feed by posting, and reading content.

If you find them useful, have any feedback, or need an extra helping hand along your way find me on the BlackBerry Developer Support Forums or Twitter @chadtatro

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