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Google to Shut Down Feedburner, Google Translate APIs

Google has deprecated a total of 18 of their APIs this week, and there's a good chance you might feel the bite. First, let me explain a deprecated API.  An API (in this instance) is a body of code that a developer can integrate into an app. You might have used Google News search, Google Translate, or other parts of Google's websites, yes? An API lets a developer integrate that service into the app. Eighteen APIs have been deprecated, which means Google won't be continuing to develop them.

For the most part this won't affect users - except for the Google Translate API. That one is going to shut down in 6 months, and any app that relies on it will stop working. There are 11 APIs that have been deprecated but will continue to function for 3 years. If you have a news fetching app, it might rely on either the Blog Search or News Search APIs.

There are 7 more APIs that have been deprecated but don't have a shut down date:

The Feedburner API is another one that could hurt, but I'm not sure anyone's using it. Feedburner runs so slow most of the time that I would suspect that mostr developers have junked it in favor of something else.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

5 Comments on Google to Shut Down Feedburner, Google Translate APIs

  1. Hm, most of the RSS feeds I have come in via Feedburner. How ironic, when I finally adopt RSS, some of it will die.

  2. What I like about Google is that they are willing to take a leap and then pull back on the things that don’t work. Thanks for the post.

  3. Unfortunately, some of these programs were not developed by Google but BOUGHT by Google, who has in turn dumped them after neglecting them. Feedburner is a prime example.

  4. Join the fight to keep Google Translate API on Facebook on: “Don’t Shut Down Google Translate API”.



  5. In feedburn has option translate your feed to all languages, more content of news no translate.

    then no point

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