Would you like to integrate Google+ with an existing website, or build your own social application on the platform? Developing with Google+ takes you on a tour of the Google+ APIs, with lots of concrete examples and hands-on projects. You’ll learn how to take advantage of Google+ social plug-ins, communicate programmatically with Google+ over REST APIs, and author real-time Hangout Apps.
Over the course of this book, you’ll follow the progress of a fictional company, Baking Disasters, as it incorporates all the features of the Google+ platform.
Make the most of social widgets such as the +1 button, Badge, and the Share button
Use performance tuning techniques to speed up social plugins on your site
Create your own plugins by accessing public data APIs with RESTful web services
Transform an blog into a social web application through server-side processing
Use OAuth to authenticate users and authorize your access to their private data
Extend Google+ Hangouts programmatically and create your own application
Jennifer works in Developer Relations on social products at Google. Previously she has worked in a wide variety of software engineering roles from robotics at NASA to the architect of a social media startup. She is passionate about writing and education, especially on the subjects of technology and science.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Too basic for experienced reader, too complicated for novice, too short to be practical, too many screenshots which do not actually add any value. Just can't see what audience this book is targetted at. Waste of money.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend