- We’re announcing the Google APIs console, a new tool to help you use our APIs in your applications and on your websites.
- We’re introducing a new and improved Custom Search API and the new Translate API, which replace the old Web Search API and the old Translate API respectively, which are being retired along with the old Local Search API.
- We’ve reorganized and rewritten the documentation for some of your favorite APIs (read more on the AJAX APIs Blog).
New Google APIs Console Improves API ExperienceThe new APIs console helps you manage your API usage across all of your sites and apps. Key features include:
- Log in with your Google account to see the API projects you’re working on.
- Create and manage project teams for projects that are shared with your co-workers or friends.
- Get developer credentials to track exactly how you are using each API.
- View information about how your site or app is using the APIs, including which of your pages are making the most requests.
Initially, the console supports over a half dozen APIs – that number is expected to grow rapidly over time. Please take a look at the APIs console and get started using Google’s new APIs today.
New Custom Search API Delivers Better Integrated Search Experience
Google Custom Search helps you create a curated search experience, tailoring a custom search engine precisely to your specifications. This is the perfect tool for helping your visitors find exactly what they’re looking for on your site, and is especially useful for businesses that want to create a customized search experience across their public content without the expense or hassle of developing and hosting their own search infrastructure.
Today we are enhancing our Custom Search offering with the introduction of new output formats and a new API. Now, in addition to using the Custom Search element or the XML API, the new API offers search results using your choice of Atom or JSON syndication formats. To get started, click here to log into the API console and add this API to your project.