Google+ Hangout Apps

Oh, hey, in case you havent' seen it – it's official! Google+ has added Apps to the Hangout structure. They are wicked fun but oh-my-goodness open up a wealth of ideas and opportunities for professional and business uses. My favorite has to be +Cacoo, +SlideShare (TOTALLY!!) & +Scoot & Doodle. They are fun but work for business too. Business should be fun by the way!

I'm about to put up a calendar for Google+ / Hangouts "Open Door Office Hours" for me & my company (social media technology/coaching) so be prepared to have fun with Apps!

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Do more with more apps in Google+ Hangouts

Hangouts are great for spending time together, as well as doing things together. That's why we've been adding apps to Hangouts since launch — from YouTube to screensharing to Google Docs. Today we're introducing a starter set of featured apps, and enabling developers to share any hangout app with the entire Google+ community!

Now when you start a hangout, you'll notice a new "Apps" button at the top of your screen. Once inside you'll see both Featured and Recent hangout apps, including:

1) +Aces Hangout, for playing poker with friends, face-to-face-to-face
2) Clubhouse Challenge by +Bravo, for testing your pop culture IQ against other teams
3) +Cacoo, for wire-framing, mind-mapping and diagramming with others
4) Google Effects, for trying on headwear, eyewear or facial hair
5) +Scoot & Doodle, for drawing and coloring with the people you care about
6) +SlideShare, for co-viewing presentations, docs and videos

Beyond these featured items, we're making it easy for any developer to distribute hangout apps across Google+. Just post a link to your app, and users can click to add it to their hangout. It then appears in “Recent” for all their future hangouts. Our Google+ Developers blog has more details http://goo.gl/CUAJ0

We're rolling out these changes gradually, so check back soon if you don't see them yet. In the meantime, you're welcome to hang out for a while, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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About Lynette

Lynette Young has been a pioneer in social media since she began blogging in 1997. In 2006 she founded Purple Stripe Productions, a social technology and strategy firm. Lynette works with companies, organizations, and professionals to help them have more meaningful conversations with their customers in new and engaging ways using digital publishing platforms. She's also a makeup junkie, shoe collector, gamer geek, and fan of Doctor Who (and all things David Tennant).

Comments

  1. I am wicked excited about the +SlideShare app.

  2. beautiful

  3. Love it! As a artist, I've been mentally drawing on people's face my whole life! Now everyone can be Mr. Potato Heads!

  4. These apps should get into the Google Play infrastructure :)

  5. COOL!!!!

  6. niccccccccccccccceeeeeeeeee coool & hot

  7. so nice

  8. hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    cant be real