Google is making a bid for third-party developers’ interest with a new Google+ page for Google+ platform developers.
Google+ developer-relations team lead Chris Chabot writes on the G+ platform blog that the new page will be a source of office-hours-style hangouts and best practices for using the +Platform APIs.
“Our team will host regular hangouts to talk about the +Platform, your experiences with it, and share tips and tricks with the community,” Chabot writes, noting that office hours will take place every Wednesday beginning at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time and will last approximately 45 minutes.
“The +Platform team will also share Google+ developer events, conferences and hackathons, as well as photos and videos of the events,” Chabot continues. “In addition, we’ll announce and discuss our +Platform launches on our page.”
The +Platform so far consists of read-only APIs and tools for creating user badges. As many developers commented on the Google+ developers page, write APIs — including Twitter and Facebook cross-posting features — are one of the more eagerly anticipated rollouts yet to come from the Google+ team.
The hangouts-as-office-hours idea is also being used over at the brand-new Android developers page on Google+. The Android-focused hangouts will begin every Wednesday at 2 p.m. Pacific Time, and judging from the Google+ Platform page’s comments, there’s likely to be some overlap between the attendees of both hangout sessions.
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