Google AJAX Search API beta Version 1.0 Available

October 3, 2006

We just released Version 1.0 of the AJAX Search API. New in this version:

  • Google News results. We've added a GnewsSearch searcher that gives access to Google News results and lets you restrict to specific specific news sources.

  • Maps results for more geos. In addition to the U.S., GlocalSearch now includes results in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

  • Intranet use. A lot of people wanted to use the API within an enterprise setting. Now you can, as long as your service is accessible to your end users without charge. See the terms of use to learn more.

Another addition is that the Web Search results may now include up to 2-4 clearly marked sponsored links. Including these ads is still a bit of an experiment so we won't be charging advertisers, and we may end up adjusting their format, etc.

We've been really excited by the great stuff that people have done with the API and soon will be showcasing some of it on a community samples page. If you're interested in submitting your web app for inclusion in that page, we've posted instructions here.

As always, let us know what you think!

Update: To take advantage of the new v1.0 features, make sure you change the version number in your API Load script tag -- from v=0.1 to v=1.0