Google Launches Buzz APIs at Google I/O

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In a session here at Google I/O called "What’s the hubbub about Google Buzz APIs," Google announced, well, Buzz APIs.

The session was aimed at "taking a deep dive into building with the Buzz APIs and the open standards it uses, which include ActivityStrea.ms, PubSubHubbub, OAuth, Salmon, and Webfinger."

Chris Chabot, developer advocate at Google announced the launch and a number of partners that have helped the company get it started. Among these: Seesmic, Tweetdeck, and Ping.fm.

The Buzz APIs were introduced under the labs label, as Chabot says, "a few things still need to be developed. We’re still talking to the community."

The APIs utilize Acivitystrea.ms, which defines who performed the action, what they did, and when. There can be other bits of info like mood, context, or location. Everything is geo-enabled.

With Buzz, you can choose whether you want your posts to be completely public or if you want particular people to be able to read them. There are precautions taken within the code that prevent private posts from being used in the APIs. "We don’t want to accidentlly expose private data," says Chabot.

Documentation for the Buzz APIs can be found here.

Google Launches Buzz APIs at Google I/O
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  • http://code.google.com Chris Chabot

    Thanks for covering the Buzz API launch!

    Two small corrections: The documentation lives at https://code.google.com/apis/buzz/v1/ (the url mentioned a few times in the session is the RESTful end point, I realize this may have been confusing, my apologies for that).

    Secondly my funky french style last name is spelled Chabot and not ‘Cabot’ :)

    • Chris Crum

      Ah, thanks for clarifying. Will correct immediately!

  • http://SumoSEOMarketing.com SEO Marketing Australia

    Hi (to both) Chris,

    I tried to click on the url that Chris Chabot provided but it keeps saying 404 Not Found. Can you please put the correct url in the post?


    • Chris Crum

      Ok, try this one: http://code.google.com/apis/buzz/docs/

  • http://www.bing.com/ Staysha

    Thanks for sharing. Your post is a useful conrtibution.

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