For most MySpace users, accessing applications is done through the “My Apps” module on their home page. However, according to InsideSocialGames, 10 percent of users should now have a persistent toolbar at the bottom of their home page that they will access applications through.
MySpace announced this toolbar through their developer blog:
Starting Thursday, April 15th, Myspace will be changing the way apps display on the user home page. We will be piloting this new format for a week, and we would love your feedback. Our goal is to achieve a more efficient use of space on this page by removing the applications from the right hand side. Furthermore, this should also significantly increase both performance as well as user interaction.
It will be interesting to see how the experiment turns out for MySpace. As InsideSocialGames points out, the use of a toolbar is a hit or miss proposition. Only time will tell if MySpace users that have the toolbar warm up to it–or simply hate it outright.