Chrome 22 Beta Adds Mouse Lock API and More - AdWords Community Now in Traditional Chinese; Links API; Drive SDK Documentation & Videos

Chrome in the Beta Channel now promoted to version 22 -- version 22.0.1229.14 of Crome today released with a number of new and exciting updates including: the Pointer Lock JavaScript API (a.k.a. mouse lock). "This means 3D web apps and games like first-person shooters can remove your cursor from the screen and get access to […]

Chrome in the Beta Channel now promoted to version 22 -- version 22.0.1229.14 of Crome today released with a number of new and exciting updates including: the Pointer Lock JavaScript API (a.k.a. mouse lock).

"This means 3D web apps and games like first-person shooters can remove your cursor from the screen and get access to raw mouse movement data, so you can pan the screen's view to your heart's content," posted Chrome team.

Other features include: "Additional Windows 8 enhancements; Continued polish for users of HiDPI/Retina screens; and Mouse Lock API availability for Javascript."

You can play with this nifty WebGL Quake 3 map viewer to see it in action.

In other Google products,

AdWords Community learned to speak Chinese -- the new Adwords 社群 available to all AdWords advertisers who speak Traditional Chinese.

"Now in addition to getting professional help via email, phone, chat or Help Center, advertisers who speak Traditional Chinese can connect online with AdWords professionals, other advertisers and Google employees," Google stated.

You can visit, search and browse the new Adwords 社群 here.

AdWords Community in Traditional Chinese -  Adwords 社群

Google Affiliate Network launched a beta of the new "Links API," enabling publishers to query for links, banners, and even create publisher-specific links in real time.

"With Links API, you can programmatically access and show ads from Google Affiliate Network advertisers in new and creative ways," Google posted.

To start testing now, try out the Links API in Google APIs Explorer. Try running some sample requests like listing available free shipping promotions from approved advertisers (requires authentication).

To get started, take a look at the documentation.

Watch the Google I/O presentation about using Google Affiliate Network APIs to their full potential:

Google published a series of videos and documentation to help integrate your application with Google Drive and use the various features of Google Drive SDK.

To get start with the Drive SDK, check out the technical documentation here, and the related videos in Youtube playlist.