G+ Notifier

G+ Notifier is a Windows utility that sits in the notification area and alerts you to notifications in the Google+ social network.

Latest Changes (1.11) 14/09/2012

Features

Installing

The preferred method for installing is to download and run the latest installer. It is recommended to install the app outside of your Program Files folder to allow for easier updating without elevated privileges.

Note: Currently the installer is not for the latest version; however once installed you will be able to easily update. This is because Microsoft have removed their Installer projects from Visual Studio 2012, and I haven't yet had time to build a replacement.

Portable (Zip) Install

Download the latest zip file and extract it to a folder (eg. "My Documents\G+ Notifier"). Run the file DanTup.GPlusNotifier.exe to start the application. If you would like G+ Notifier to run at system startup, you must (for now) manually create a shortcut to it in your Startup folder.

Screenshots

The balloon notification
Snarl notification support (requires Snarl to be installed)
The notifications window

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How It Works

As there is currently no API for Google+, this application uses the Awesomium Web-Browser Framework. You will be prompted to login to Google+ at startup. The browser window will be hidden but kept alive. G+ Notifier sends Ajax requests to the Plus servers to fetch the number of unread notifications.

Security

This project is open source so that you may check the source and build it yourself. The application does not attempt to capture your details or post anything to your account without your knowledge. Building from source is the safest way, however I will include binary copies for convenience. All binary copies will be built from the source code that is available and any external contributions will be thoroughly checked.