Google has introduced a new Google+ Developers page to strengthen its relationship with developers and draw them into the company’s flourishing social networking service.
In September of last year, the search and online advertising giant released its Google+ API to allow the integration of its social network with third party apps.
Now the company decides to create a Google+ Developers page with hopes that developers will be more enthusiastic with the integration of their apps and Google+ features by holding Google+ Hangouts on a weekly basis.
Facebook is already set to appear on the NASDAQ stock exchange at Wall Street so Google has to focus all its energies on tossing up Google+ to avoid falling far behind.
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.
“Our team will host regular hangouts to talk about the +Platform, your experiences with it, and share tips and tricks with the community. Our weekly office hours hangouts take place every Wednesday at 11:30am – 12:15pm PDT, and can be accessed from our Google+ Developers page. The +Platform team will also share Google+ developer events, conferences and hackathons, as well as photos and videos of the events. In addition, we’ll announce and discuss our +Platform launches on our page,” said Chris Chabot, Google+ Developer Relations Team Lead.
“2012 is going to be a very exciting year for the Google+ Platform,” he concluded.