Google Chrome Support Added to Google's JavaScript Library

The Google Data APIs Team has announced that its JavaScript Client Library now supports both its new Chrome browser as well as Apple's Safari (both browsers are built on the WebKit open source browser). If you are not familiar with it, the JavaScript Client Library can be used to perform cross-domain AJAX read/write operations with several Google services including Google Calendar, Blogger, Google Contacts, and Google Finance.

According to Google, the client library now supports the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 6 & 7
  • Firefox 2.x & 3.x
  • Safari 3.x
  • Chrome

Although Internet Explorer and Firefox continue to dominate as the two most popular desktop browsers, it's nice to see Google moving forward to support additional browsers, including its own browser (and as TechCrunch reports, they are already seeing more than 8% of their visitors using Google Chrome). We'll have to see if support is extended for additional browsers, including Opera, anytime soon.

You can familiarize yourself with the vast array of Google's APIs, including Google Calendar, Blogger, Google Contacts, and Google Finance, by visiting our API directory. We love to hear from developers using Google's APIs, and if you've already developed a mashup we encourage you to add it via our Share page if you haven't already done so.