This is some amazing news for everyone. The Google+ Project has just released the first of many waves of APIs. The current ones available are for publicly available data only. It is still a step in the right direction.

The Google+ platform brings that nuance and richness to all of the web. We started with Google’s own products, added the +1 button for site owners and content publishers, and introduced games from a handful of partners. That’s just the beginning though — we want every one of you who builds applications to be able to include rich sharing, identity, and conversations in your app. Today, we’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 public data only — 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 today’s new APIs to public data, at on our new Google Developers site. This site will be the place to go for access to documentation, terms and policies, discussions 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.

Source: GooglePlusPlatform