Google API Console Launched, Separate From Cloud Console

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Google announced the introduction of the Google API Console to give developers a better and more streamlined experience compared to existing Cloud Console.

Console.cloud.google.com will stay the same, pointing to Cloud Console, which includes all Google Cloud Platform services. The new API Console is at console.developers.google.com, and focuses completely on the Google API experience.

"There, you’ll find a significantly cleaner, simpler interface: instead of 20+ sections in the navigation bar, you’ll see API Manager, Billing and Permissions only, says product manager Israel Shalom.

"The purpose of the new API Console is to let you complete common API-related tasks quickly," he says. "For instance, we know that once you enable an API in a new project, the next step is usually to create credentials. That’s why we’ve built the credentials wizard: a quick and convenient way for you to figure out what kind of credentials you need, and add them right after enabling an API."

Google will make tweaks to the experience as time goes on, and encourages developers not to be shy about feedback for that purpose.

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