Google+ APIs Get Search

Google+ should get more useful as a result

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Google announced some updates to the Google+ APIs, including search. The API will let developers include the ability to search public Google+ posts and people on Google+ in their applications.

These are achieved using two methods: activities.search and people.search. The documentation can be found here and here respectively.

The former lets users search across the body and comments of public posts. The latter searches across public profile info including fields such as name, bio, location, tag line, and description.

“Our first API release let you retrieve public posts,” says Google+ API software engineer Jordanna Chord. “We’ve now added ways for you to see how people are publicly engaging with those posts — you can find out who reshared a post or who +1’d a post, and you can read the comments on a post.”

For that, developers can use the method people.listByActivity. Documentation on that here.

Developer use of the Google+ APIs will be key in making Google’s social network more useful across a variety of applications. APIs certainly worked wonders for making Twitter relevant to more people.

Of course Google+ is really just part of the greater Google network.

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  • marck

    I wonder when they’ll give up and retire Google +. It is just not appealing. People love Facebook. People don’t need two social networks. The name is boring to start with…

  • http://www.fornoamicroonde.org Carl

    Google is trying to conquer the entire web!

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