Google is introducing a platform for interactive communication, with the aim of bringing together different groups.
The new platform, Ceros, lets people work together using a range of tools to create their own interactive platforms, as well as to share ideas and collaborate with others.
The platform will allow groups to organise events, share information and collaborate on projects.
The company said that the platform would be available for free for developers to integrate into their apps, while also providing access to a range, from audio and video to voice and text chat.
The developer toolkit allows developers to build applications that can use the Ceros platform to send messages, share documents and collaborate in a way that would not otherwise be possible.
“The key for Ceros is the power of collaboration,” Ceros co-founder and chief executive officer Alexi Bresnahan said.
“We want to bring a whole new dimension to how people collaborate.”
The platform is expected to be released in early 2018.
“Interactive” means to combine visual and interactive elements, so a conversation on Ceros can be interactive with a video chat and a group audio call, for example.
Bresnehan said that Ceros was not about a “blank slate” of apps and that the group interaction was key to making Ceros a successful platform.
“It’s not just about building an app and making it available,” he said.
The project was funded by Google’s philanthropic arm, Alphabet.
The technology company said the platform was created as a platform to encourage the sharing of ideas across groups.
“By bringing the power and flexibility of collaborative communication to the people who create these platforms, Cerros will enable people to share, create, collaborate and learn from each other, enabling more social innovation and better human and economic outcomes,” Google said.