If you’ve spent much time in Google+, you’ve probably discovered that Hangouts are one of the best new features in there. We’ve now learned, via Justin Uberti’s blog, that they’ll be opening it up so other services can interoperate with Hangouts.
As Janko Roettgers of GigaOM says:
Opening up Hangouts could be a boon for developers of smaller third-party apps and possibly even kick-start the development of mobile clients (the feature is currently only usable from the desktop), but bigger competitors can’t be happy about this idea.
It could be killer. Even if Google doesn’t have plans for mobile hangouts, I’m sure some developers will do their best to post it over to iPad/Honeycomb and other tablet (or even phone-based) operating systems.
Have you tried a Hangout yet? What do you think of this latest developement?