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.

    • 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.

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



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

    then no point

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