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Author Topic: Google Killing off Google Translate API & More  (Read 2260 times)
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« on: May 29, 2011, 11:46:59 PM »

Ouch...

http://googlecode.blogspo...for-some-of-our-apis.html

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As the web evolves and priorities change, we sometimes deprecate APIs – that is, remove them from active development – to free up resources and concentrate on moving forward. Today we're announcing a spring cleaning for some of our APIs.

 Note that the vast majority of Google APIs are not affected by this announcement.

 Following the standard deprecation period – often, as long as three years – some of the deprecated APIs will be shut down. The rest have no scheduled date for shutdown, but won’t get any new features. The policy for each deprecated API is specified in its documentation.
These APIs are now deprecated but have no scheduled shutdown date: Code Search API, Diacritize API, Feedburner APIs, Finance API, Power Meter API, Sidewiki API, Wave API
These APIs will be shut down as per their deprecation policies: Blog Search API, Books Data API and Books JavaScript API (not the new API), Image Search API, News Search API, Patent Search API, Safe Browsing API (v1 only), Translate API, Transliterate API, Video Search API, Virtual Keyboard API


https://code.google.com/a...e/translate/overview.html

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The Google Translate API has been officially deprecated as of May 26, 2011. Due to the substantial economic burden caused by extensive abuse, the number of requests you may make per day will be limited and the API will be shut off completely on December 1, 2011.

http://www.thinq.co.uk/20...-translation-api-service/

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We asked Google exactly what constituted 'extensive abuse,' but were told by a spokesperson that the company has 'no more detail to share' on the matter.

Well... Can anyone tell me the names of people betting their businesses on Google's "free services" so that I can either laugh, say "I told you so", or actually exercise some restraint and just shut up? tongue
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 12:29:38 AM »

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We asked Google exactly what constituted 'extensive abuse,' but were told by a spokesperson that the company has 'no more detail to share' on the matter.

How about mouser's Google Translator Boomerang?

Mouser can smile with pride that he helped take down Google. tongue
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011, 12:31:45 AM »

Mouser can smile with pride that he helped take down Google. tongue

Ah! So we see the dark underside of mouser, secretly planning the downfall of... Google? Technology? All civilization? tongue
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011, 05:10:27 AM »

Micah's Translatorize (this is freaking awesome!)
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2011, 05:50:48 AM »

So did these API's come with usage restrictions? Which were not technically enforced by Google?

Sounds weird to me (especially from a company like Google).
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2011, 05:52:42 AM »

The only "restriction" I remember seeing is how somewhere in the app it had to say "powered by Google" which I did include in mine.
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2011, 10:37:43 AM »

Nope... there was already a restriction on the number of calls, but this was easily circumvented by changing your requesting domain in the call (especially since these don't have to be domains at all).
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