Google Introduces Google Friend Connect API

Google Friend Connect was a social feature from Google which was used to integrate as widgets into blogs and making friends to get more social on the web. Google just launched its API helping people to get more involved into Friend Connect and also use the core features of it on their sites.

Friend Connect API lets you instantly awaken and strengthen the community that visits your website in way that is easy (just copy-and-paste some code) and open (we use OpenID, OAuth, and OpenSocial). The combination of ease and openness puts you and your visitors in full control of your social information, activities, and relationships throughout the web.

  • It helps the site owners to make integration of code more deeper and easier, and add more social features to it.
  • It helps the plugin developers to Make plugins to integrate with popular content management systems, bulletin boards, or any open framework.
  • It helps the gadget developers to Make OpenSocial applications with greater control over how data flows across servers with signed requests.

It also has a few sample plugins to work with WordPress, Drupal and phpBB to show and check the functionality.