Google Coordinate API enables mobile work teams to do four simple things that, when done by everyone on the team, can propel productivity: communicate, see everyone’s location on a map, pinpoint and assign jobs, and notify and update each other constantly.
On its Geo Developers Blog, Google announced time zone functionality for the Google Maps API. Developers around the globe have exhaled a sigh of relief, as time zone functionality has either kept them up at night, required extensive programming, or remained just a bit outside of an apps functionality because it wasn’t mandatory (but sure would have been nice).
Google has just launched the Reseller API allowing Google Partners to integrate components of Google Apps reseller tools into their own customer and sales systems. Using the Reseller API, authorized reseller administrators and service integrators can “place customer orders and manage Google Apps monthly post-pay subscriptions.”
What API is absolutely the king of popularity? It is the Maps API Web Services, a collection of HTTP interfaces to Google services providing geographic data for maps applications. While my fellow writer, Janet blogged on the launch of its next generation at MorethanaMap.com , this article is more of a nuts and bolts look at the champion of all location APIs, hoping you catch a drift of how easy it is to add geo-coded location functionality in your app,website,product!
With the PaaS wars heating up, the Google App Engine team in addition to new features, did a great thing by addressing the bugs reported by the users on a war footing. The net result is that the latest release 1.7.2 addresses more than 130 bugs in addition to the increased storage for application code and files, Java threading support and announcing a Trusted Tester program for outbound socket functionality.
Google has just announced that over 40 new metrics and dimensions have been added to the Google Analytics API. The new data points can be queried using the Core Reporting API and allow developers to create reports similar to those found in the Google Analytics Web interface.
Google has just announced the addition of a new feature to the Google Drive SDK: the Drive installation scope. The Drive installation scope is a new OAuth 2.0 scope available via the Drive API that lets users install an app by approving an access request.
It’s been a year since developers were underwhelmed by the first release of the Google Plus API. The search engine’s nascent social network has gained in popularity and even improved its developer tools, but it is still lacking the main feature many developers request–a writable Google Plus API.