Integrating Google+ with Existing Social Features

Thursday, August 15, 2013 | 9:24 AM

If you are familiar with social web development, it’s easy to integrate the features of the Google+ platform, including Google+ Sign-In, into your web application. In fact, we’ve written a handy guide - initially focusing on existing Facebook integrations - to help you create a meaningful integration that will work with your existing social and business logic. The guide walks you through:

  1. Basic Setup: create a project in the Google APIs console, include the Google+ JavaScript Client Library, and configure the ‘Sign in with Google’ button. 
  2. Identity Logic: structure your application to allow for users with multiple social identities, and create readable, maintainable code that allows you to work with users that have signed in with different social identity providers. 
  3. Feature Translation: add Google+ platform features that match your app’s other social features to create a seamless user experience across social identities. 
  4. Going Beyond: discover the unique capabilities of the Google+ platform, such as cross-platform single sign on and over-the-air installs.

If you’d like to learn more, check out our Adding Google+ to your Facebook Integration guide and watch the related Google+ Developers Live episode.