November 8, 2008
Single purpose API
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Google Calendar API can be used to create a range of calendar-based applications like appointment reminders or live travel itineraries. Get started with a five-minute quick start.
The database that tried to be everything to everyone is being replaced by more specific tools. The Google Base API, launched in 2005, has been deprecated. In its place, Google suggests using its new Google Shopping Search API for finding products and Shopping Content API for merchants to add products. The new APIs will help Google focus on the most common uses of Google Base. However, the change means that developers will have to update code and that some non-shopping applications will be left without a replacement.