It's a shame Google didn't have this in the first week (or even month) of Google+. Google+ growth has really stagnated and I think a lot of that can be tied to the lack of 3rd-party support for the site. Hopefully we'll see some neat things soon.
The Google+ project brings the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to software. The Google+ platform brings that nuance and richness to all of the web. We started with Google’s own products, added the +1 button for site owners and content publishers, and introduced games from a handful of partners. That’s just the beginning though — we want every one of you who builds applications to be able to include rich sharing, identity, and conversations in your app. Today, we’re taking the next step on that journey by launching the first of the Google+ APIsRead more at googleplusplatform.blogspot.com