13 Google APIs That Are No More

Adam DuVander, October 19th, 2011

Google BuzzGoogle has a lot of APIs, more than any other company we track. Perhaps as part of adding many APIs, the search giant also has to remove them from time to time. Recently the company has become more liberal in its platform pruning, with at least three separate announcements this year. Most recently Google dropped three more APIs, including the Google Buzz API.

In the announcement post, Google explained its approach to cutting products:

We aspire to build great products that really change people’s lives, products they use two or three times a day. To succeed you need real focus and thought—thought about what you work on and, just as important, what you don’t work on. It’s why we recently decided to shut down some products, and turn others into features of existing products.

Below is a list of all 13 Google APIs that have answered the grim reaper’s call:

You can see all 13 deadpooled Google APIs in our directory, or our list of all 92 Google APIs.

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One Response to “13 Google APIs That Are No More”

October 20th, 2011
at 9:21 pm
Comment by: Marc M

Google Buzz API lasted less than 2 years? Guessing it will be replaced with the new Google Plus APIs?

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