Archives Tag: Google API

Google APIs Console

Google has a lot of APIs. There is no doubt about that. So what did Google do to make it more friendly for non-developer folks to start using them? Google has released the Google APIs Console. One of the major APIs that was added in this release is the Custom Search API. The Google Custom […]

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Google Analytics API

Long. Awaited. Anticipated. Google has finally announced the Google Analytics API for public use. Vanessa Fox talked about her beta participation at Jane and Robot last week, which I’ll be posting about later this week. More news to come soon! I’ll be doing some follow-up articles about this since it’s such a huge release. UPDATE: […]

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AJAX API Playground v2

The Google API team has launched version two of its AJAX API playground. So if you’re a developer and looking to play around in the new playground, now you can!

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Google Data APIs::Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails has been missing out on a little love from Google lately, with no documentation or release of any client libraries to interact with the Google Data APIs. Well, you have probably heard that the year 2009 will be the year of change. Today, Eric Bidelman on the Google Data APIs blog announced […]

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Adding Google News to Your Site

The Google News team has worked with the Google Search API team to produce a new way to display Google News on your site. Right now, there are only two available sizes: 728×90 (leaderboard) and 300×250 (medium rectangle). After doing some testing with it, the “search expressions” box works quite well. You can use broad […]

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Surf Google Earth Using the Wii Balance Board

Coming straight from VentureBeat, they discuss how a Google engineer used some open source drivers to create your very own Google Earth surfing experience. Code Used Google Earth Browser Plug-in Javascript API Google Earth API Open source drivers for the Wii Remote Here’s the video of how to surf. Another great invention using conventional tools […]

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The End of API Keys for Google Maps Premiere

The era of API keys for Google Maps Premiere has come and gone. As announced an hour ago, Google Maps Premiere will no longer require an API key to be used in every API call. Instead, “we will now validate requests against a list of domains that we’ll maintain for your client ID.” This is […]

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AdWords API Updates

Google’s AdWords API is now up to Version 13. The latest update comes with a whole host of updates which people can be excited for. Here is a short list of updates that I feel are worth highlighting. New geotargeting options Quality-based bid and quality score support Mobile Image Ad support Search volume data returned […]

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Putting a Face to a Name [with Google Contacts]

Ever wanted to batch manage/edit images for your contacts so you can put a face to a name? Now you can [more easily]! It’s not fool proof and it will not always do it for all of your contacts, but it should do it for at least some of them. This tool will let you […]

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Secure Google Maps API

The Google Maps API just got a little bit more secure! Previously, when a Google Map was embedded in an encrypted web page, users would get a pop-up message saying the page included both secure and non-secure content. No one likes pop-up messages and the extra clicks they require. We heard from several companies using […]

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