AdWords Account Managers Get New Alerting Framework

Google announced a new Alerting Framework for AdWords to help account managers (particularly those managing multiple accounts) quickly solve issues and maintain ad quality. The framework can download AdWords report data, combine it with other data feeds, and process it…

Google Launches Consumer Surveys API To Integrate Surveys Into Your Apps

Google announced a new API for Google Consumer Surveys built on Google Cloud Platform to let developers create and integrate surveys as part of their mobile or web apps. “We’ve spoken to research and non-research companies who are really interested…

Google Search Console API Gets A Few Updates

Google’s John Mueller announced in a Google+ post that there have been a handful of updates to the Search Console API (formerly the Webmaster Tools API). This is the API that lets you add sites to a Search Console account,…

Google Announces Full Swift Support For Mobile Ads

Google announced that its mobile adds now fully support Swift, the iOS programming language Apple launched in 2014 and open sourced last last year. Google says it has seen an increase in requests from publishers to fully support Swift in…

Square Launches Register and Ecommerce APIs

Square just announced the launch of Build with Square, which is a new set of APIs being made available to sellers and the developers they work with. There’s a Register API, which enables any iOS point of sale to be…

Google API Console Launched, Separate From Cloud Console

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…

Bing Previews New Search APIs

Microsoft announced a preview of its new Bing Search APIs, and invited developers to test them out. The APIs can be used to search across hundreds of billions of web pages, images, videos, and news results. They also provide autosuggest…

Google Integrates Places API with Google Maps Search

Google announced that it has integrated the Places API with Google Maps search in an effort to offer more consistent search results across Google Maps and the API and provide better search quality for API responses. The company said it…

Google Gives Developers Users’ Private Addresses, Phone Numbers, Etc. With New People API

Google announced the new People API, which lets developers retrieve data about authenticated users’ connections from their Contacts. Whereas in the past, developers had to make multiple calls to the Google+ API for user profiles and the Contacts API for…

Google Extends AdWords Manual Location Extension Sunset

In December, Google launched of the Google My Business API aimed at making it easier for big businesses and third parties to integrate with the Google My Business platform and publish updates to customers on Google Search and Google Maps.…

These 5 Google Search APIs Are Going Away Next Month

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…

Google Now Offers A Knowledge Graph Search API

Google’s Freebase recently announced the Knowledge Graph Search API, which will enable developers to query the Knowledge Graph for entities. The API uses standard schema.org types and is compliant with JSON-LD specifications. Freebase says it’s working on a replacement for…

Google My Business Gets An API

This week, Google announced the launch of the Google My Business API aimed at making it easier for big businesses and third parties to integrate with the Google My Business platform and publish updates to customers on Google Search and…

Facebook Improves Embedding For Developers

Facebook announced the launch of improved embedding tools for developers including the Embedded Video Player API and oEmbed support. The company first introduced the interactive embedded video player earlier this year. This enables websites to embed Facebook videos, which have…

Google Reportedly Adds Another App Indexing-Related Ranking Signal

Back in February, Google announced two major mobile ranking signals back in February. The one that got the most attention and the nickname “Mobilegeddon” was a site’s “mobile-friendliness”. The other one was app indexing. Google would show content from apps…

Pinterest Opens Developer Sandbox

Pinterest announced the opening of its developer sandbox enabling any developer to access its API and start building apps and integrations.When a developer is ready to launch it publicly, they can submit it for review and what Pinterest calls a…

Amazon Web Services Adds New APIs For Testing Access Control Policies

Amazon Web Services announced two new APIs for AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) that lets you automate validation and auditing of permissions for IAM users, groups, and roles. They let you call the IAM policy simulator with the AWS…

Google Will Soon Shut Down CSV Download Scripts

Earlier this month, Google announced the Search Analytics API to make the data from the Search Analytics feature in Google Search Console accessible for developers. The company said it wanted to help people bake search performance data into their apps…

Facebook Adds Features To Graph API Explorer

Facebook says one of its most popular developer tools is the Graph API Explorer, which lets them authenticate, make API requests and debug. The company has been actively seeking feedback on the tool to come up with improvements, and on…

Twitter Launches Full-Archive Search API

Last year, Twitter updated its search feature to enable users to search every tweet ever tweeted. Now, they’re making all of these tweets available via a new search API – the Full-Archive Search API. Twitter acquired GNIP (also last year)…