Google Updates the API Explorer

05-23-2012

Google just released an update to their API Explorer.

Some of the new features include:

  • Indexed history of API calls
  • API request body editor
  • Search box for search APIs and methods
  • Indicator showing which methods require authentication

The Google API Explorer now supports two dozen Google APIs, up from only six when they first launched.

Google’s continued investment in their API explorer, which makes APIs not just easier to use, but more accessible to non-developers, really shows that an API explorer has become an essential API building block.