Start integrating Google+ into your Android app

Before you can start integrating Google+ features in your own app, you must create a Google Developers Console project and initialize the GoogleApiClient within your app. The steps on this page do just that. The next steps then describe how to integrate Google+ features into your app.

You can try out the quick-start sample app if you would like to quickly experiment with features of the platform.

Step 1: Add Google Sign-In

Before you begin using Google+ in your Android app, follow all of the steps to Start Integrating Google Sign-In into your Android App.

Step 2: Enable the Google+ API

If you followed the steps above to add Google Sign-In to your app, you have already created a project in Google Developers Console. Now enable the Google+ API for that project to access Google+ features.

  1. Go to the Google Developers Console APIs library .
  2. From the project drop-down, select the project you previously created.
  3. In the list of Google APIs, search for the Google+ API service.
  4. Select Google+ API from the results list.
  5. Select Enable API.

When the process completes, Google+ API appears in the list of enabled APIs. To access, select API Manager on the left sidebar menu, then select the Enabled APIs tab.

Next steps

Now that you have added GoogleApiClient to your activity, you can integrate your choice of Google+ features to your app:

Frequently asked questions

How do I continue to support older platforms, such as Eclair (v2.0)?

Check system version at runtime, and only call GoogleApiClient if the version is Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or higher.

if (Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= Build.VERSION_CODES.GINGERBREAD) {
    // Make the call to GoogleApiClient
}
How do I debug my Google+ integration?

By enabling logging, you can diagnose network issues when working with the Google APIs.

To enable logging, run the following command:

adb shell setprop log.tag.GooglePlusPlatform VERBOSE

To disable logging, run the following command:

adb shell setprop log.tag.GooglePlusPlatform ""

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