YouTube Ups Quota for New Developers, Leaves Microsoft Out In Cold

Amy Castor, August 27th, 2013

So long as your name isn’t Microsoft, YouTube wants to make it easier for you to develop apps that integrate YouTube videos. On Friday, YouTube significantly increased the allowable quota for its Data API. The move comes one week after the video service blocked Microsoft from relaunching its Windows Phone YouTube app.

At Long Last, Buffer Lets You Schedule Posts to Your Google+ Page

Amy Castor, August 22nd, 2013

For a couple of years at least, Buffer fans have been clamoring for the social media service to integrate with Google+. Why can’t we schedule posts to our Google+ Pages?, they asked. The answer was because Google had not released a Google+ write API yet.

Companies That Have Killed the Most APIs

Adam DuVander, August 16th, 2013

It’s a natural part of the API lifecycle for some to no longer be available. According to the ProgrammableWeb directory, about 13% of those that were once alive are now considered “deadpooled.” Of the companies tracked in the directory, Google tops the list with 33 discontinued APIs. However, it also has the most APIs. Percentage-wise, a handful of phone carriers seem most apt to kill APIs.

Google APIs: XML Still Leads JSON

Adam DuVander, August 7th, 2013

Google SearchOf all the companies behind APIs in the ProgrammableWeb directory, Google has the most APIs. The company launched its first Google API way back in 2006. The Google Search API was a SOAP and XML-based service to access search results programmatically. How times have changed, yet many Google APIs still use XML — and a growing number have either launched with JSON support or adopted it later.

Google Invites Developers to Try Real-Time Reporting API

Amy Castor, August 2nd, 2013

Google announced that it is inviting developers to try out the beta version of its Real Time Reporting API, a tool that allows you to programmatically make queries on your website data and use that information in whatever way you please.

Say Goodbye to Google Latitude, Service to be Shut Down August 9

Janet Wagner, July 12th, 2013

GoogleAnother API can be added to the list of “Google APIs That Are No More.” The Google Latitude service, including the Latitude API, will be shut down on August 9, 2013. Google Latitude is a geolocation sharing service that allows users to find friends and family on a map as well as share their current location with others they choose.

Chrome Packaged Apps Ramps Up with iTunes and Bluetooth Capabilities

Amy Castor, July 12th, 2013

In a move signaling it is getting its desktop platform ready for primetime, Google added six new and improved APIs to its Chrome packaged apps, including iTunes and Bluetooth capabilities. The features were announced in a Chrome dev update on Monday.

33 Google APIs That Are No More

Adam DuVander, July 9th, 2013

Google TranslateWhen you’ve launched over 100 APIs like Google has, some are bound to go away. The spring cleaning, as Google often describes the closures, have become commonplace since 2011. The Google Translate API is the only one to be announced and then turned into a paid service. Overall, of Google’s 111 APIs, it has buried services for nearly 30% of them. Here it is, the complete list of Google APIs that are no more.

The OOcharts API: Simplifying Google Analytics

Greg Bates, July 8th, 2013

OOchartsOOcharts makes it easy to grab Google Analytics with a work around that would normally exceed the limits for Analytics’ APIs. From the graphic below it’s a simple 3 step process to get you to “data bliss.” (Or, to misquote Joseph Campbell, follow your API and the data will open doors where there were only walls.) The OOcharts API returns both JSON and JSONP responses.

Google Releases New Versions of AdSense Management and DoubleClick for Publishers APIs

Janet Wagner, June 27th, 2013

GoogleGoogle is having a very busy June; Google has released the CalDAV and CardDAV APIs to the public, launched the brand new Content Experiments API, launched the brand new Cloud SQL API, and has released a new version of App Engine (1.8.1.). Google continues the busy June trend, with the releases of AdSense Management API version 1.3 and DoubleClick for Publishers API version v201306.

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