With so many announcements coming out of Google I/O 2011, the new Google Books API was one we initially missed but provides lots of opportunities for bibliophiles.
Now available for download Google's new Books API will help you write applications to query for the more than 15 million books that are searchable on books.google.com including book metadata, pricing and more.
Its additional capabilities are:
- Integration with the Google APIs Console
- Library support for multiple programming languages
- OAuth 2.0 support
Using OAuth 2.0, a developer can allow users to retrieve their stored information, including bookshelves in their library, ratings and reviews. The new JSON structure makes accessing this information easier. The API can be used on a web page, in a Chrome extension, or on a device to access the selection of ebooks in the Google Books collection.