Google Unveils First Details About Its Upcoming Google+ Platform for Developers

By on August 12th, 2011 10:09 GMT

Now that Google+ Games is out, Google is finally talking about a Google+ platform to enable developers to deploy their apps on the burgeoning social network.

Don't get too excited yet, Google is not letting developers in yet, at least not too many of them, but it will be gradually opening up the platform and is enabling those expressing interest to sign up to be notified.

"Although we’re not ready to get your coding engines running, we do have some small updates to share as we prepare to open the gates," David Glazer, Engineering Director at Google, wrote in the first post on the Google+ Platform Blog.

"We chose to start with a small number of partners so that we could experiment, get the kinks out of our APIs, and get real end-user feedback before opening up to the world," he explained why only a handful of developers have been able to work with the Google+ platform.

So far, Google has only enabled several big-name game developers to work with the API and platform team and have titles available for the Google+ Games launch.

Google plans to enable more developers to access the still developing platform, but will do so in small batches, for the time being.

"We will continue to add new partners and new features in small steps, starting with today’s release of the games APIs to a small number of developers," Glazer said.

"We’re keeping a close eye on feedback, and are eager to open up more access as soon as it’s ready," he added.

If you're a developer interested in getting in as soon as possible, Google has a form you can fill out. You will then be notified of the latest updates, but don't expect any miracles.

Google+ is only six weeks old and the company said that the site launched with only a number of core features and capabilities. Big things, like the Google+ platform are still in the works and the social network will be a lot more fleshed out in the coming months.

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