As the Google+ API is still very limited and read only
Google is extending its developer relations program for Google+ with the new Google+ Developers page. The idea is to give developers a place to ask questions and stay informed on the very platform they use.Of course, the big problem with the Google+ platform is that there isn't one, but Google wants to take care of the technicalities first, before it makes any big Google+ API announcements and launches.
"Today we’re launching the Google+ Developers page to help you stay connected to all the latest Google+ platform news, events, community, and more," Google's Chris Chabot wrote.
"As 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," he said.
It's a good move and probably an overdue one. Google launched a Google+ Platform blog a while back, but this is the first official presence on Google+ itself. Granted, when the blog launched, Google+ Pages did not exist yet.
"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," Chabot explained.
The new page should be a good place to keep up with developments and stay informed. However, it should be a lot more relevant once Google actually launches some useful APIs.
For now, Google+ developers only get to interact very little with the platform, they get some access to posts as well as search, comments and some +1 data, but that's about it. And they can't push anything to Google+, everything is read only.