These 5 Google Search APIs Are Going Away Next Month

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All the way back in 2011, Google announced that it would shut down a number of APIs, including several search-related ones. Some of them, however, have remained available. Now, these are about to completely go away.

In a post on the Google Developers Blog, Cloud Platform technical program manager Vijay Subramani writes:

Back in 2011, we announced the deprecation of the following APIs: Google Patent Search API, Google News Search API, Google Blog Search API, Google Video Search API, Google Image Search API. We supported these APIs for a three year period (and beyond), but as all things come to an end, so has the deprecation window for these APIs.

We are now announcing the turndown of the above APIs. These APIs will cease operations on February 15, 2016.

Subramani notes that you can check out Google's Custom Search API as an alternative for any of the ones that are going away.

Additional APIs Google discontinued (as announced in 2011) include: Books Data, Books JavaScript, Safe Browsing v1, Translate, Transliterate, and Virtual Keyboard.

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