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Spring Cleaning of 34 Google APIs Announced

At Google 2011 I/O, Google made 34 separate announcements, including following 7 new APIs available in API directory:

  • Discovery Service
  • Tasks API
  • Books API
  • Pagespeed Online API
  • Places API (now generally available)
  • Prediction API (now generally available)
  • Fusion Tables API (additional feeds)

Now, today Google announced a spring cleaning for some of the APIs.

“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,” Google stated.

  • 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
  • These APIs will be shut down as per their deprecation policies: Blog Search API, Books Data API and Books JavaScript API (not the new API), Image Search API, News Search API, Patent Search API, Safe Browsing API (v1 only), Translate API, Transliterate API, Video Search API, Virtual Keyboard API

[Source: Google Code blog]

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