Will The Google Buzz API Get The Product More Users?

While Google Buzz has been Google’s best attempt at building a social platform that both users and developers can interact with, the company has faced some difficulty in gaining ongoing traction. The most significant hurdle was a massive privacy backlash following an issue which enabled new users to view those contacts who you speak with most frequently.

Just like the majority of social web APIs, the Google Buzz API is a RESTful API, meaning it’s pretty clean and easy to work with (although that’s clearly not the exact meaning of “RESTful”). The most important announcement coming from Google today, related to Buzz, is the multiple partners that are now building on top of the API, including companies like Boxee, Plancast, Seesmic, Tweetdeck, and many others (all found here).