google+ platform

  • Google+ won’t go away

    Google+ won’t go away

    Since Google+ is still alive and kicking, Google is rolling out three updates to the product over the next couple of weeks. For one, those who still use Google+ will be able to hide low-quality comments so that they can focus “on the comments that matter most,” Google+ Product Manager Danielle Buckley wrote on the company’s blog today. Another update entails zoom… Read More

  • You don’t need a Google+ profile to post reviews on Play Store anymore

    You don’t need a Google+ profile to post reviews on Play Store anymore

    The Google Play Store will not require you to have a Google+ account to write reviews anymore. In an email to TechCrunch, Google confirmed the news that “a G+ profile is no longer needed to post a review.” Rumors that the change was happening were first reported by Android Police, which quoted several tips from its readers. As of today, the roll out appears to be continuing. Read More

  • Google Weans Itself Off Of Google+

    Google Weans Itself Off Of Google+

    It’s no secret that Google+ didn’t quite work out the way Google envisioned and now, after already moving Google Photos out of the service, it’s starting to decouple Google+ profiles from its regular Google accounts. The idea behind Google+ profiles was to give users a single identity across all the company’s platforms. Users didn’t like this and as Google VP… Read More

  • Google Launches City Experts Program To Encourage Higher Quality Google+ Local Reviews

    Google Launches City Experts Program To Encourage Higher Quality Google+ Local Reviews

    Google has quietly launched a new program called Google City Experts to encourage more high-quality local business ratings and reviews on Google+. The program is currently limited to select cities in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and Japan, and will reward users who have left at least 50 reviews to date, and who produce at least five new reviews each month. Read More

  • Google: 40% Of Android Users Accept Google+ Sign-In’s Over-The-Air Install Prompts

    Google: 40% Of Android Users Accept Google+ Sign-In’s Over-The-Air Install Prompts

    Ever since Google launched its new Google+ Sign-In for mobile and the web, the company has been saying that one of the most popular features on the platform is the ability for publishers to direct users to install their native Android apps with a single click during the sign-in process. These over-the-air installs, Google today revealed, have indeed turned out to be a nice way for publishers… Read More

  • Google Launches Content Recommendation Engine For Mobile Sites, Powered By Google+

    Google Launches Content Recommendation Engine For Mobile Sites, Powered By Google+

    Google continues to increase the reach of its Google+ platform, and today the company is launching a new mobile content recommendation service powered by Google+. These recommendations will appear as small widgets at that bottom of the screen as users browse a news site that has enabled this service. Google’s launch partner for this service is Forbes, but others can implement these… Read More