Google APIs Explorer is an interactive tool that lets you easily try out Google APIs right from your browser. Today, the Explorer supports over a half dozen APIs.
"By selecting an API you want to explore, you can see all the available methods and parameters along with inline documentation. Just fill out the parameters for the method you want to try and click "Execute". The Explorer composes the request, executes it, and displays the response in real time. For some APIs that access private data you'll need to "Switch to Private Access" and authorize the Explorer to do so," explains Google.
To get you started, here're some sample requests; follow the links and press "Execute":
- Expand a goo.gl URL using the URL Shortener API
- Translate a phrase to French using the Translate API
- List your personal Buzz posts using the Buzz API (requires private access)
The Explorer makes it easier for developers to discover what APIs we offer and get started using them within minutes. If you have any questions or comments, visit the help page.