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Google launches Google+ developer hangouts

Wants to get closer to developers
Tue Feb 07 2012, 17:45

ASPIRING SOCIAL NETWORKING FIRM Google has launched a Google+ developers page to improve developer relations for its burgeoning social network.

Google launched its Google+ API in September of last year to integrate parts of its social network with third party applications, and now the firm has put up a Google+ developers page. The company is hoping that by holding weekly Google+ hangouts, developers will show more interest in integrating Google+ features within their applications.

As Facebook gets ready for its debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange, Google needs to ramp up Google+. One way to do that will be to encourage developers to use parts of the system in their own applications, so users will not necessarily have to visit the Google+ web site in order to use the system.

Sadly Google's developer hangouts are scheduled between 11:30am and 12:15pm California time, meaning that British developers will have to work a bit of overtime if they want to hang out with the Google+ developer team.

Chris Chabot, Google+ developer relations team lead proclaimed, "2012 is going to be a very exciting year for the Google+ Platform."

For Google to make 2012 an exciting year for Google+, it needs to have third party developers on its side, and its Google+ hangouts could be a good first step. µ

 

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