One of the things that has made Twitter such a success, even as Facebook continues growing, is its API access. Having an API allows developers to plug into a service to improve the experience and ecosystem. Google+ has only been live for a few days, but Google’s Vic Gundotra told Cnet that API access is coming soon.
Gundotra’s last post was that of VP of platform evangelism. Most readers will recognise him from his Google I/O talks when he dealt with Android. Frankly, Gundotra knows how to bring developers into the fold.
It is unsurprising that Google+ launched without a firm developer API. It is still in closed beta and many features are likely to change. When Google has cleaned up the rough edges, we expect developers to get a crack at it. For the time being, interested developers can contact Google to be notified when the API rolls out.