There has been a lot of talk about Facebook as a development platform. Basically the entire Facebook experience is built around an open development platform. Some people speculate that this could one day be the platform of choice for all web based apps. It has been further speculated that Facebook apps could one day supplant the lock that M$ has on business software and even the almighty Windows OS. It seems like Google has been listening and doing some speculating of their own. As this story states it seems like Google will be breaking wide open their dynamic platform to further development by third parties, especially Facebook's competitors. I'm not sure what it all really means, but I sure find it interesting.