New tools allow social devs to access public player info

Google+ developer APIs released

Google has launched an initial set of APIs for developers creating games and apps on the Google+ platform.

The initial release is limited, only allowing developers to retrieving public information from the Google+ community. Developers using the API can access public information about their customers, as well as retrieve certain player analytics.

Google+ supports programs written in Java, GWT, Python, Ruby, PHP, Objective-C, and .NET, the company said.

The Google+ social games network was unveiled in August. Heavyweight studios such as Zynga, Rovio, PopCap, Playdom and Digital Chocolate are supporting the platform with key game releases.

As a means to distinguish itself from the trailblazing Facebook games platform, Google said it would scrutinise all games launching on its new platform.

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