Google APIs: Search, Advertising and Commerce

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 17:30
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Patrick Chanezon, Google

Google offers APIs in the areas of Search and Advertising, exposing them using various technologies: SOAP, REST and Ajax. The Google AJAX Search API lets you integrate a dynamic Google search module into your web pages so your users can mash up Google search results with other content on your site or add search results clippings to their own content.

The Google Maps API has been around for a year and defined how services could be exposed as javascript components for Mashup type Ajax applications.

The Google Data Calendar API is the first of the new REST Google Data API that lets you search and manipulate Time based information.

The Google AdWords API allows you to automate ads creation and management on Google AdWords.

The Google Checkout API helps you integrate Google Checkout in you ecommerce infrastructure.


Patrick Chanezon is Checkout API Evangelist at Google. These days Patrick's main interests are Google Checkout API, Google APIs, REST and SOAP, Java, Javascript, Ruby and Ajax. Previously he's been working on portals, blogs and syndication feeds at Sun Microsystems, AOL and Netscape. He's the co-founder of ROME - Atom and RSS utilities in Java, an open source library designed to make writing syndication applications in Java easier. More on his blog at