Also prominently included is a link to a complete run-down on licensing, pricing and terms. The Google Maps pricing was announced in October and only affects sites that use more than 25,000 views per day or have other needs such as using the service behind a pay wall.
As a whole, the Google Developers site appears to be looking beyond simply the experienced developer audience. The site has how-tos for novices and information for business decision-makers. Also, the site is organized by solutions more-so than technology. For example, there is a commerce section that brings together shopping and payment APIs like Google Checkout API and Google Shopping Content API.
By moving its 13 Google Maps API to the developer site, Google is making clear that it’s serious about the future home of all its APIs. By addressing the different potential audiences, the company is also expanding its already distant reach.