The Google+ platform brings that nuance and richness to all of the web. We started with Googleâ€™s own products, added the +1 button for site owners and content publishers, and introduced games from a handful of partners. Thatâ€™s just the beginning though â€” we want every one of you who builds applications to be able to include rich sharing, identity, and conversations in your app. Today, weâ€™re taking the next step on that journey by launching the first of the Google+ APIs.
Let’s Go Public
Google+ gives users full control over their information, supporting everything from intimate conversations with family to public showcases and debates. This initial API release is focused on publicÂ data only â€” it lets you read information that people have shared publicly on Google+.
What does this mean for the average Googler? Nothing, but to the developers out there that have been wanting to integrate Google+ into their current application or create a new one, this will help them achieve that for us. I am really excited to see what the developer community can do with this new little nugget of fun.
You can find more information about the Google+ platform, including todayâ€™s new APIs to public data, atÂ developers.google.com/+Â on our newÂ Google Developers site. This site will be the place to go for access toÂ documentation,Â termsÂ andÂ policies,Â discussionsÂ with other developers, tools that make development on the +Platform easier and more fun and, of course, the place where announcements concerning new releases will be made.