Google has announced the release of a new version of the AdWords API (v201302) which includes many new features. Google has also announced that the next global AdWords API Workshop series will take place in March and April of this year.
Google has just announced the introduction of the Google Plus Sign-In, a new feature of the Google Plus platform that allows developers using the Google Plus API to add a secure sign-in to their web and mobile applications.
The App Engine team announced a new release 1.7.5 that is packed with major features that have been previewed over the last year. The focus is squarely on getting the most out of your App Engine applications by doubling the amount of RAM for certain App Engine instance types, making it easier to expose your App Engine functionality to mobile clients, experimental support for new Java 7 language features and a Eclipse plugin update.
Google APIs is working on fine tuning the JSON API to Google Storage. It is currently in limited preview. The current API is in XML. Google Cloud Storage provides a REST API, command line tool, and online browser to create, share, and manage your data. You can also use Interoperable API access.
Google has just announced that the company is looking for developers interested in building applications for Google Drive. A small group of developers will be selected by Google to participate in the Google Drive SDK early access program and will be given access to Google Drive API features currently in development (pre-release phase).
The Google Compute Engine API is one of the latest from a very pedigreed stable of APIs – Google APIs.The Google Compute Engine API operations map directly to REST HTTP verbs and returns data in JSON format.
I really like playing around with cutting edge technologies. One of them is GoodData CloudConnect, the tool for ETL and building GoodData projects. Since we released this new feature, I have dozens of ideas how the data from various sources can be easily transformed in the cloud. Recently, for example, I found myself wondering: “How about using the Google BigQuery API as a data source? What about visualizing the data from it in GoodData?”
Google’s Project Glass is seen by many as the future of computers and the internet. As Nicholas Carlson points out: “Computers have been getting smaller and closer to our faces since their very beginning.” Project Glass, unveiled last year, takes a large leap towards the ever-speculated assumption that one day computers will operate hand in hand with our physical bodies. Today, augment reality through a pair of computer glasses; eventually, our brains might host an OS of their own.
Android 4.2 includes many new features including an interactive screensaver mode called Daydream. The Daydream feature combines the concepts of live wallpapers and screen widgets into one interactive screensaver that is displayed when a user’s Android device is idle or charging.