Shenzhen-based internet company Tencent (0700.HK) unveiled its "Q+" desktop interface (im.qq.com/qplus) today, officially launching its QQ Open Platform. With Q+, third-party developers will be able to share QQ user resources as partners of Tencent.
After logging in to QQ Instant Messenger, users will be able to switch from their regular operating system to the Q+ interface with a single click. Users can then run third-party applications in the Q+ desktop interface. In the future, Tencent will experiment providing third-party developers with access to various Q+ modules, including content sharing, document upload, and voice and video chat, allowing developers to incorporate these features into new products aimed at QQ users.
Editor's Note: According to the official promotional video on Tencent's Q+ webpage, Q+ is an interface overlay on top of the OS desktop with a customizable toolbar for various Tencent and third-party applications that resembles the Mac OS Dock. Featured applications in the video, besides Tencent Microblog and QQ Music, include online video sites Qiyi and 58.com, as well as the Q+ App Market.