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The Top Google APIs

Updated April 4, 2019 913 votes 101 voters 6.2k views
A list of all Google APIs, designed to answer the question "What are the best APIs for Google?" All major Web APIs and mobile API resources related to Google, including those formatted in XML or JSON and those for use with iOS and the iPhone, are featured on this list. An API (or Application Programming Interface) is a method software applications and programs use to interact with one another, and share data, rules, settings or specifications. APIs interact with applications, libraries, operating systems and more, and are often used for sharing or embedding content. Some of the most popular APIs used around the modern Web are the Google API, the Twitter API, Wikipedia's API and the Ruby API.
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  • 1
    46
    5

    Google Client Authentication

    Account authentication for installed applications
  • 2
    44
    8

    Google Issue Tracker Data

    View and update issues on Google Project Hosting
  • Google Directions3
    24
    4

    Google Directions

    Driving directions web service
  • Google Gears Geolocation4
    19
    2

    Google Gears Geolocation

    User geographical positioning service
  • 5
    23
    7

    Google Documents List

    Document management services
  • 6
    16
    2

    Google AJAX Language

    Text translation service
  • Google Maps Flash7
    12
    0

    Google Maps Flash

    Flash-based mapping service
  • 8
    22
    13

    Google Diacritize

    Language pronunciation tool
  • Google Distance Matrix9
    22
    13

    Google Distance Matrix

    Travel distance based on Google Maps
  • 10
    18
    8

    Google Desktop

    Desktop search and gadgets
  • Google Earth11
    14
    5

    Google Earth

    Mapping and 3D geo visualization
  • Google Fusion Tables12
    16
    8

    Google Fusion Tables

    Data sharing and visualization platform
  • 13
    16
    8

    Google Code Search

    Code search service
  • 14
    13
    5

    Google Health

    Health data service
  • 15
    14
    7

    Google Finance Portfolio

    Investing portfolio services
  • Google Geocoding16
    17
    12

    Google Geocoding

    Google Maps Geocoding Service
  • 17
    12
    5

    Google Homepage

    Portal gadgets
  • 18
    10
    2

    Google APIs Discovery

    Google API directory service
  • 19
    14
    8

    Google Friend Connect

    Social network service
  • Google Gmail OAuth20
    14
    8

    Google Gmail OAuth

    EMail service
  • 21
    10
    3

    Google OpenID

    OpenID login for Google account users
  • 22
    8
    2

    Google Storage

    Online storage service
  • 23
    16
    13

    Google Contacts

    Contact list management
  • Google Books24
    12
    8

    Google Books

    Book search services
  • 25
    12
    8

    Google Font

    Web font service