Google+ Sign-In: Bringing App Activities to Google Search

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | 8:05 AM

When users search for your app, they often want to go deeper and see what in-app content fellow users find interesting. Today we're making this possible by bringing app activity to Google search results.

Aggregate app activity for SoundCloud in Google Search.


Soon, if you search for a site or app on Google.com (and that app has integrated with Google+ Sign-In app activities), you'll see popular and aggregate user activity to the right of search results. Searching for Fandango, for example, will show the top movies among Google users. And when you click on a movie, you’ll go directly to its page on Fandango.

The current Google Search results page for Fandango (left) and the Google Search page results with app activities (right).


We're rolling out this feature in desktop Search over the next few weeks, starting with a limited number of music and movie apps — including Deezer, Fandango, Flixster, Slacker Radio, Songza, SoundCloud and TuneIn — but we'll be adding more apps over time.

We've got lots more improvements planned, so stay tuned for more updates.


More Ways to Add Google+ Sign-In to your Apps and Sites

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | 9:30 AM

With Google+ Sign-In, users can sign in to your Android, iOS and web apps using their existing Google credentials, and bring along their Google+ info for an upgraded experience. We already provide APKs and APIs that you can build directly into your apps. And today we're adding even more integration options.

Hundreds of thousands of developers already use the user management and social infrastructure platforms Janrain and Gigya to manage their sign-in systems. Today we're happy to announce that both companies are including Google+ Sign-In as part of their product suites! This means that their customers will be able to:

To get started, simply visit Janrain's and Gigya's getting started guides. You can also stop by some of their customer’s sites, who are already starting to launch their Google+ Sign-In integrations, including:

Janrain: NPR, Universal Music Group sites (which includes over 100 music artist and industry sites like ladygaga.comjustinbiebermusic.com, imaginedragonsmusic.com, eminem.com, and interscope.com), and HSN.

Gigya: American Idol (a Fox Broadcasting Company) and Food Network UK