Jun 19th, 2012

A nice piece of news was dropped at the LeWeb  conference in London. Google’s vice president of product management Bradley Horowitz announced that Google+ integration would be headed to Flipboard.

This’ll give users of the Flipboard app access to their Google+ stream in order to sprinkle updates from your friends in with all the other updates.

This integration is possible thanks to an update to Google+’s APIs allowing users to access photos, video, and other media without having to visit the site itself.

We can’t say we aren’t excited, but we wondered why Google only allows this with Flipboard. It appears these APIs, among more coming soon, will be closed off to most developers until Google can build a proper set of tools that they’re happy with before they launch a public offering.

Until then, the only third-party Google+ fun you’ll be getting is with whoever Google says you can, and for now that remains Flipboard. [The Next Webt]