Yesterday night, it was announed that Facebook would be opening up a new set of APIs to build an ecosystem of applications around profiles and the user homepage. Xobni, the plugin made around Microsoft Outlook is one of the first companies to jump on board with the new set of APIs. In the sidebar of Mirosoft Outlook, Xobni will display links, pictures, status messages, contact info, and current position listed on LinkedIn.
Xobni will also show recent wall posts made of the contact’s Facebook profile and will give you the option to comment or “Like” the data listed. Xobni users won’t have to upgrade software because all the changes run from the servers. Xobni is only available on Windows machines so Mac users won’t have the benefit of the new application.
Xobni is based in San Francisco and expects to have the new application launched by around 6PM Pacific Time. Xobni has over $14 million in funding and started out as a Y-Combinator company.