We’re still waiting for Google+ integration with other apps. It’s vital that Google shares its API if it wants Google+ to compete with the likes of Facebook. Well we have some good news as Bradley Horowitz, Vice President of Product Management of Google+ announced Flipboard as a “trusted” partner. The Google+ API will allow Flipboard users to comment, +1 Flipboard items, and send individualized pieces of content to Google+ Circles. “It works like it should,” said Horowitz, “Flipboard has done an amazing job. “
At this point there was no information on when we can expect to see this Google+ functionality, but it should hopefully be sometime this year or hopefully when it leaves the Beta stage for Android.
Flipboard joins Buddy Media, Hootsuite, Context Optional, Hearsay Social, Involver and Vitrue as “trusted” Google+ partners. As to when Google will open its API to the public, we’re hoping that will be announced at next week’s Google I/O.