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Google Desktop API

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This is Windows-based client SDK that can also integrate with online content. It uses a Windows COM programming model. From their site: Google Desktop indexes, caches, and searches content on your computer. Its Sidebar provides constant data display from multiple information sources. Through the Google Desktop Software Development Kit's APIs, your applications can send content to the Desktop engine for indexing and storage, send search queries directly to Desktop, define new Sidebar gadgets, communicate between different users' Sidebar gadgets, redefine Desktop user interface actions, and define new Desktop events.

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Google Desktop: Highlights

Summary
Desktop search and gadgets
Category
Search
Tags
Protocols
JavaScript
Data Formats
API home
http://code.google.com/apis/desktop/ 
This is 1 of
116 APIs by Google

Google Desktop: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
Yes  

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
 
Developer Key Required
 
Account Required
 
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
google.com  
Company
Google  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
 
Terms of Service
 

Security

Authentication Model
 
SSL Support
 
Read-only Without Login
 

Support

Vendor API Kits
Windows COM support 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
googledesktopapis.blogspot.com/ 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
groups.google.com/group/Google-Desktop-Developer 
Developer Support
Forum 
Console URL
 

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