Stepping Onto the Google+ Platform

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 | 5:05 PM

Welcome to the Google+ Platform blog! Only 6 weeks ago we launched the Google+ project to fix sharing on the Web. Since then, tens of thousands of you have expressed an overwhelming desire to build applications for Google+ -- we can’t wait to help you out. This blog will be your official source of information and announcements on the Google+ platform. Although we’re not ready to get your coding engines running, we do have some small updates to share as we prepare to open the gates.

In today’s launch of games on Google+, you can now see the first of many types of integrations that we hope to help you build. We chose to start with a small number of partners so that we could experiment, get the kinks out of our APIs, and get real end-user feedback before opening up to the world.

Following today’s launch, I’d like to give you a preview of how we’re going to roll out the platform. Because we want to provide both a great user experience and a great developer experience, we’re focusing on quality before quantity. We will continue to add new partners and new features in small steps, starting with today’s release of the games APIs to a small number of developers. We’re keeping a close eye on feedback, and are eager to open up more access as soon as it’s ready.

If you’re a developer interested in building for the Google+ platform, let us know and we’ll contact you when we have something for you to preview. Just remember, like the rest of the Google+ project this is only the beginning, so stay tuned.


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