Google Launches Google+ Developers Page

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-02-08 Print this article Print

Google announced the launch of a new Google+ Developers page where developers can go to get and share information about developing for the Google+ platform.

Google has launched a new Google+ Developers page to help developers stay abreast of all the latest Google+ platform news, events, community and more.

With Google+ gaining users every day€”up to 90 million at last count€”the company€™s social platform becomes a much more attractive target for developers.

In a Feb. 6 blog post introducing the new Google+ Developers Page, Chris Chabot, Google+ Developer Relations Team Lead, said, €œAs the lead of the Google+ Developer Relations Team, I€™m really looking forward to meeting you there€”add the page to your circles to join the conversation, comment on posts, and join our hangouts.€

Chabot said on the new page, the Google+ Developer Relations Team will host regular hangouts to talk about the +Platform, developers€™ experiences with it, and share tips and tricks with the community. Moreover, the team will host weekly office hours hangouts every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. PDT from the Google+ Developers Page.

In addition, the +Platform team also will share Google+ developer events, conferences and hackathons, as well as photos and videos of the events on the developer page. €œIn addition, we€™ll announce and discuss our +Platform launches on our page,€ Chabot said.

Last month, in reporting on Google€™s Q4 2011 earnings, eWEEK reported that Google+ had reached 90 million users and added the following:

Google+, the company's six-month-old social-network challenger to Facebook, now has 90 million users worldwide. That's up from the 40 million Google+ users Google CEO Larry Page announced during the company's Q3 earnings report in October.

In a statement, Page said, €œBy building a meaningful relationship with our users through Google+, we will create amazing experiences across our services.€

According to the eWEEK report, €œThose €˜amazing experiences€™ presumably include a broad, deep integration of Google+ into existing Google services. Google, for example, recently moved to make search more personal by injecting Google+ posts and photos in search results that are tailored to each user.€

Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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