Google has launched a new developer portal where it can share news about events and updates, as well as offer examples and use cases for developers of all their products -- including Android. To get things started, Google just released the Google+ API and has shared a couple methods to retrieve public data from Google+. Initially, the API will only collect public data, which should alleviate any privacy concerns and give the folks in Mountain View some time to get a secure method worked out for data that isn't shared with the world.
You might be asking what all this API mumbo jumbo means for you and I. Think of it as code that developers can use in their programs, across various platforms like Windows, Mac OS, Android, even ChromeOS. They can plug this code into their programs and collect data and display it however they like. This means the third-party applications, like Twitter clients, will be able to hook into Google+ like they currently can with Twitter or Facebook. As we've seen so far with Google+ itself, this will take some time to get a viable solution worked out; one that addresses users privacy, yet makes things easy for web and mobile developers to use. We're looking forward to see how this all develops, and of course to see what enterprising developers can come up with. For more information, visit the links below.
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