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This article was published on March 8, 2011

Google launches API Explorer

Google launches API Explorer
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Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found g Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found gaming or consulting. Follow Joel on Twitter.

Google today launched the Google API Explorer, a tool that lets developers explore the application programming interfaces the company has made available and even test the API functions without leaving the app.

The API Explorer supports the Buzz, Custom Search, Diacritize, Moderator, Shopping, Translate and URL Shortener APIs. Google plans to make more available fairly quickly.

“Today, the Explorer supports over a half dozen APIs – and we expect that number to grow rapidly over the coming weeks and months,” said the developers in a Google Code blog post.

Google has long made APIs for its services available, but the new tool makes discovering features that developers might not have known about easy, and the ability to enter parameters and test functions will surely be a timesaver for developers who are getting acquainted with the APIs.