Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Google Developer Team
Last March we introduced the Google APIs Explorer, an interactive tool that enables you to try out a Google API in minutes and explore its supported methods. When we launched it, the APIs Explorer supported over a half dozen APIs.
Starting today, the APIs Explorer has a brand new look to make it easier and more fun to navigate. We are also adding new features, including an indexed history of your API calls, a better editor for the body of a request, and a search box so you can search for APIs and methods easily.
Moreover, we have been busy adding support for more APIs to the Explorer. The Explorer now supports over two dozen Google APIs, and the list continues to grow! We have also added an indicator to show which methods require authenticated requests.
To get started, here are some sample requests you can try in the Explorer:
- Use the Google+ API to search for public profiles of people named "John Smith".
- Use the Books API to search for a particular book.
- Use the Google+ API to list your personal Google+ activities (requires private access).
The APIs Explorer will help you get started using Google APIs in minutes. If you need more information, visit the documentation. We always welcome your feedback in the Public Forum.
Antonio Fuentes is a Product Manager focusing on developer-facing technologies.
Jake Moshenko is a Software Engineer working on the Google APIs developer experience. He believes that Google APIs should be easy to use, especially from Google platforms.
Posted by Scott Knaster, Editor