Samples for the Google API Client Library for Java

Available samples

To view all the samples that are available for the Google API Client Library for Java, browse through the samples on GitHub. Each sample has an instructions.html file that explains how to set up and use the sample. (To more easily view the instructions in a browser, visit and paste the URL of the HTML file into the text box.)

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Google+ sample

A complete Google+ example is given in the plus-cmdline-sample sample.

The following code snippet shows a short example of how to use the client library with the Google+ API.


      new"user.home"), ".store/plus_sample");
FileDataStoreFactory dataStoreFactory;

// Set up the HTTP transport and JSON factory
HttpTransport httpTransport = GoogleNetHttpTransport.newTrustedTransport();
JsonFactory jsonFactory = JacksonFactory.getDefaultInstance();

// Load client secrets
GoogleClientSecrets clientSecrets = GoogleClientSecrets.load(jsonFactory,
    new InputStreamReader(PlusSample.class.getResourceAsStream("/client_secrets.json")));

// Set up authorization code flow
GoogleAuthorizationCodeFlow flow = new GoogleAuthorizationCodeFlow.Builder(
    httpTransport, jsonFactory, clientSecrets,

// Authorize
Credential credential =
    new AuthorizationCodeInstalledApp(flow, new LocalServerReceiver()).authorize("user");

// Set up the main Google+ class
Plus plus = new Plus.Builder(httpTransport, jsonFactory, credential)

// Make a request to access your profile and display it to console
Person profile = plus.people().get("me").execute();
System.out.println("ID: " + profile.getId());
System.out.println("Name: " + profile.getDisplayName());
System.out.println("Image URL: " + profile.getImage().getUrl());
System.out.println("Profile URL: " + profile.getUrl());