Friday, June 3, 2011
By Adam Feldman, APIs Product Manager
UPDATE June 3: In the days since we announced the deprecation of the Translate API, we’ve seen the passion and interest expressed by so many of you, through comments here (believe me, we read every one of them) and elsewhere. I’m happy to share that we’re working hard to address your concerns, and will be releasing an updated plan to offer a paid version of the Translate API. Please stay tuned; we’ll post a full update as soon as possible.
Google I/O is always an exciting time for developers. This year we made 34 separate announcements, including 7 new APIs:
- Discovery Service
- Tasks API
- Books API
- Pagespeed Online API
- Places API (now generally available)
- Prediction API (now generally available)
- Fusion Tables API (additional feeds)
As the web evolves and priorities change, we sometimes deprecate APIs – that is, remove them from active development – to free up resources and concentrate on moving forward. Today we're announcing a spring cleaning for some of our APIs.
Note that the vast majority of Google APIs are not affected by this announcement.
Following the standard deprecation period – often, as long as three years – some of the deprecated APIs will be shut down. The rest have no scheduled date for shutdown, but won’t get any new features. The policy for each deprecated API is specified in its documentation.
- These APIs are now deprecated but have no scheduled shutdown date: Code Search API, Diacritize API, Feedburner APIs, Finance API, Power Meter API, Sidewiki API, Wave API
Adam Feldman is a Product Manager, focusing on all of Google's APIs and making sure Google provides the best possible platform to developers.
Posted by Scott Knaster, Editor