Myspace Developer Plaform comes on February 5th

Developers can now sign up to MySpace's Developer Platform which was announced in October 2007.

By next Tuesday, according to PC Advisor and a host of other news websites, the developer site will be made public and will feature the necessary information and API tools that can be used to build and test applications on Myspace.

The biggest Social Networking website has been shadowed lately by the buzz surrounding Facebook as the smaller company pushed forward with its own platform, launched back in May 2007, and has almost 15,000 applications written for it.

One Facebook Software maker, Slide, had received a $50 million institutional investment package on January 18th to increase the number of employees and expand its popular applications like Superpoke, Funwall and Top Friends, to Myspace.

Facebook has also recently announced that it would allow its members to put applications on their websites simply by copying a few lines of Javascript code.

But Myspace will also have learnt from the many mistakes that Facebook Apps developers have been making and that, according to some analysts, has already started to hit back at Apps developers.

Some have been altogether too enthusiast to expand their user base regardless whether of what their user wanted.

Unlike Facebook though, Myspace's applications will be compatible with Google's OpenSocial platform and has already announced that it will take special care to "put safeguards in place to prevent security and privacy breaches from third-party applications"., according to its COO Amit Kapur (via PC Advisor).