Made in USA: Enterprise Application Services
The big players on the web are slowly embracing OpenID, with AOL instantly adding all of its members to the list of OpenID users. However, what will really make this go forward are the mobile software and Smartphone applications that will need to act as agents for their users. With one central location that can authenticate and authorize users, agents will be able to provide on the fly mashups from any source on the internet. For example, based on a user’s dining preferences a mobile agent will login using OpenID and grab a REST-based feed from a dining application and a mapping application, filter the results based on preference and proximity and give the user a display of what meals are available where.