According a report from the Unofficial Google Operating System blog, Google is preparing a new service called “Mine” that is heavily integrated into Google+. The service will supposedly allow you to keep track of the items you own or would like to have. As you would expect, Google Mine will allow you to share those items to your Google+ circles and discuss them. The Operating System blog also dug up some code from the service that shows some of the keywords it will use, including things like “lent”, “given away”, “got it back”, “lost it”, “had in the past.” Basically, it is a lot like the gadget sharing and rating site GDGT.
Google Mine lets you share your belongings with your friends and keep up to date with what your friends are sharing. It enables you to control which of your Google+ Circles you share an item with. It also lets you rate and review the items, upload photos of them and share updates on the Google+ Stream where your friends get to see and comment on them.
The full feature list from Google is below:
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- Catalog your belongings, track what you have
- Review your belongings for your friends to see
- Control who sees what, track conversations
- Send requests to borrow or try out friends’ stuff
- Share stuff you wish for, get recommendations
- Share stuff you are giving away, find takers
- Follow, browse, search stuff that friends share
The company is testing the service and an Android app for it internally, but a launch date is unclear at this point.