Apps that can access Google+ photos, videos may not be far off
A quickly-yanked Google blog post revealed details of an upcoming API that would enable apps to access photos and video on Google+.
Google is apparently almost ready to launch its first application programming interface (API) for developing new features on Google+ using photos and videos--at least, according to a Google blog post that surfaced on RSS readers before being pulled again earlier today.
Mike Elgan, a Computerworld columnist, posted a screenshot of the post on his Google+ feed and said it was "accidentally made public for a few moments," which allowed time for distribution via RSS Readers. The post also shows up in a targeted Google search, but displays the "Page not found" message when the result is clicked on.
"Photo sharing is one of my favorite features of Google+," the Google+ Platform Blog post by "Amy" says. "Today, we're making it easier to leverage the power of personal and professional images by releasing our first Google+ API for photos and videos."
Initially, there will be read-only access to public albums, photos and videos, according to the post.
"Using the new API, developers can get a list of public albums from a Google+ user, and list the photos and videos within each album," it says. "Combined with our existing public data and search APIs, I'm hoping to see new services such as a family-focused 'screen saver,' a new way to crowdsource great images, or a live photo wall for a party."
Google spokespeople did not immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment from CNET.