New Google Books API in Code Labs Released to Developers

Google released a new Google Books API in Code Labs, that will help in writing applications to query for the more than 15 million books that are searchable on books.google.com including book metadata, pricing and more. This API replaces the Google Book Search Data and Javascript APIs."We're excited about some of the new capabilities this […]

Google released a new Google Books API in Code Labs, that will help in writing applications to query for the more than 15 million books that are searchable on books.google.com including book metadata, pricing and more. This API replaces the Google Book Search Data and Javascript APIs.

"We're excited about some of the new capabilities this API gives our developer partners. Using OAuth 2.0, a developer can allow users to retrieve their stored information, including bookshelves in their library, ratings and reviews. With the new JSON structure, accessing this information can be done with ease. Whether you want to use the API on a web page, in a Chrome extension, or on a device, the new Books API gives you a way to access the world's largest selection of ebooks," informs Google.

Google said that the previous GData API and Javascript API will still be available, but ongoing development work will be focused on the new Google Books API. The new API includes following features:

Reference: Google Books API

[Source: Google Books]