I’d like to introduce you to my latest project utilizing the Google+ APIs:

Diagram Editor for Google+ Hangouts

The editor enables you to collaboratively create diagrams with your friends while you videochat with them in a Google+ Hangout: Everyone can contribute to the diagram and everyone sees your edit in realtime. It feels like all your friends are hanging out in the same conference room editing the diagram on a giant whiteboard without the need for being in the same physical location. Currently, six different diagram types like UML class diagrams and business process diagrams are supported. Watch the screencast below to learn more!

The Diagram Editor for Google+ Hangouts is based on the processWave.org Editor, a project I worked on at my university in a team with six other students. The processWave.org Editor was originally designed for Google Wave, whose API was similar to the now released Hangouts API. I therefore decided to adapt the editor for Google+ Hangouts, which are a great environment for collaborative editing in realtime.

The code is available at http://code.google.com/p/diagram-editor-for-google-plus.
Once Google releases the Hangouts API to the general public I will tell you how to embed the editor into your next Hangout.

(Are you reading this from inside Google? Tell an interested member of the Google+ team all about it!)

+Vic Gundotra +Bradley Horowitz
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