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Google+ Platform Office Hours; Search in Google+ API Launched

Google in Google+ Discussion Board, beginning regular “Office Hours,” which give you the opportunity to ask in-depth questions and get help debugging your code with Google+ Engineering and Developer Relations teams.

During Office Hours “we’ll be answering technical questions about the Google+ platform we received before the Hangout, as well as questions you ask in the hangout – so come prepared! We won’t be limiting focus to a particular Google+ platform feature initially, though we may bring guests from specific teams who are experts on certain features, like the Hangouts API. In the future, we may add extra time slots to include our friends from around the world,” stated Jon Beri, Google+ Developer Relations.

“We are hosting Office Hours every week in a Hangout at 11:30am – 12:15pm PST,” revealed Google.

To find out which hangout to join for a given week, visit Office Hours page.

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In other, Google+ releated news, Google just announced that they have added “search” in the Google+ API which was launched on September 16, last month. Search was first launched in Google+ on September 21.

“Now, you can search for public posts using the new activities.search method by sending the HTTP request. Or, you can search for people by using the people.search method. This searches across public profile information including fields such as name, bio, location, tag line, and description,” explains Jordanna Chord, Software Engineer, Google+ API Team.

Chord also announced that the “first API release let you retrieve public posts — now, they have 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.”

The new method people.listByActivity supports retrieving resharers and +1’ers by sending the HTTP requests. And comments can be retrieved by the new comments.list and comments.get methods.

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