I know that you can get cheap google plus, ratings and reviews from fiverr, but pretty much all of those accounts are fake and I’m trying to play safe. And hoping that having the G+ button clicked more times from inside the app will help in rankings.
No. I thought that was a feature, not a bug. Kind of like you have to sign in to Facebook to like something. I think the whole API is not meant to do such a simple thing, and I’m wondering if it’s worth it to include the whole thing just to add a +1 button. FWIW, I haven’t really seen any benefit from it.
Well, it used to work. Then Google fubar’d it. Even existing apps stopped working. They said they were going to fix it and then did not (yet). Also, when you included Google Play Services, it had a name conflict with the Admob library… so you could not include both.