Born: April 29, 2002
Retired (depricated): December 16, 2006
Death: August 31, 2009
Survived by AJAX Search API.
In attendance will be Yahoo! Search Web Services, Yahoo Search BOSS, and Live Search API.
For several years, we've been happily using Google Search API to track search results and get well structured web information. Google stopped issuing access to this API in 2006 and while our applications were grand-fathered in, the GS-API was treated like an old version of Windows 98. GS-API allowed us to obtain a lot of information that would otherwise be very time consuming to get. But now, that party is officially ending:
From: Google Developer Team [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]Bye-bye Google API. Well miss you.
Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 11:23 AM
Subject: Changes to the SOAP API product
My name is Adam XXXXX, and I'm a product manager at Google. I see that you signed up for a key for the Google SOAP Search API some time ago and that you have an application still making use of that key.
Our recent blog post has more information:
I'm sorry for the inconvenience this is sure to cause you, and I hope that inconvenience isn't too great. Please use this discussion group if you have questions about migrating to the AJAX Search API:
Google Developer Team
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