The API information will be used in the creation of apps and for integrating the social network into existing applications.
In a Google+ post Google Developer Chris Chabot said of the move:
“I’m super excited about how the Google+ project brings the richness and nuance of real-life sharing to software, and today we’re announcing our first step toward bringing this to your apps as well by launching the Google+ public data APIs.”
At this time the API offering only provides users with public data, allowing users to retrieve public posts and public profile data, but not allowing them to send information to the network. [Read more…]