One of my favorite Google+ features is Instant Upload. All the pictures I take with my phone appear in a private album online, and from there I can share with my circles (or not). For me it's a great way to remember my favorite moments, and strike up the right conversations with just the right people.
More generally, we think this difference between saving and sharing is really important for communicating online. After all: not every thought that crosses your mind comes out of your mouth :-) Features like Instant Upload give you control over how you save and share your photos. And today -- with an early developer preview of Google+ history
-- we're starting to bring this save/share capability to other online activities.
If you’re a developer, you can get started with today’s preview release by visiting http://developers.google.com/+/history/preview/
. With just a few lines of code your app can privately save moments (like a listened song, or a visited restaurant) to a user's Google+ history, and from there users can share those moments with others. Think Instant Upload, but for almost anything! In all cases, moments in history include attribution of your app.
To help get the juices flowing, you as a developer will notice your YouTube, +1, Play app purchases, and Instant Upload activity in Google+ history (with Search and Latitude coming soon) -- all for your eyes only, of course.
We're hosting two Google I/O sessions (Thu, June 28 at 11:45am PT and 5:15pm PT) and a codelab (Fri, June 29 at 9am PT), so you can either stop by in person, or tune in with I/O Live. Android and iOS developers can also use the new Google+ platform for mobile -- attend our session (Thu, June 28 at 1:30pm PT) to learn more.http://developers.google.com/+/history/preview/ #io12