tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-24437240413070418232007-06-15T14:22:43.791-07:00YouTube API BlogEric CaseBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2443724041307041823.post-17186525903508658042007-06-04T21:56:00.000-07:002007-06-09T11:31:14.302-07:00The FutureHi everyone!<br /><br />Last Thursday at the Google Developer Day, we announced that the next iteration of the API will be based on the <a href="http://code.google.com/apis/gdata/index.html">Google data</a> ("GData") standard! We hope to release read feeds later this summer. As the date gets closer, we'll be posting announcements and documentation here, on the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/dev">developer homepage</a>, and the <a href="http://groups.google.com/group/youtube-api">forums</a>. Check out our presentation on, of course, YouTube: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEUDvEd31F8">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEUDvEd31F8</a><br /><br /><strong>Why GData?</strong><br /><br />- Better scalability/stability/flexibility<br />- Standardizing on an existing framework - easier to mash up with other GData APIs<br />- Setting us up for write feeds later in the year by using the authentication models<br />- Developers can leverage GData resources, such as <a href="http://code.google.com/apis/gdata/clientlibs.html">client libraries</a> and developer guides<br /><br /><strong>What will happen to the old API?</strong><br /><br />The existing API will continue to be available for the foreseeable future, but all new features will be built into the GData API. Plenty of notice will be given before the current API goes anywhere.<br /><br /><strong>What do I do now?</strong><br /><br />Give us feedback! This is your chance to let us know what you want in a YouTube API. The team goes through the <a href="http://groups.google.com/group/youtube-api/web/api-feature-requests">API Feature Request</a> wiki regularly, so sign up for our <a href="http://groups.google.com/group/youtube-api">forum</a> (if you haven't already), and get involved!<br /><br /><br />We hope that the new API will improve the developer experience, and make it even easier to add YouTube content into your project.<br /><br />Cheers,<br /><br />StephStephtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2443724041307041823.post-84782136959196977862007-05-15T11:52:00.000-07:002007-05-15T11:55:03.540-07:00Broadcasting OurselvesHi everyone!<br /><br />Welcome to the official blog for the YouTube API. All important announcements regarding the API will be posted here, so please subscribe to our RSS feed to stay in the loop.<br /><br />For any developers new to the API, I encourage you to visit the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/dev">YouTube developer homepage</a>. There, you'll be able to sign up and gain access to YouTube's search results, video details, user details and more for your application or website. We hope the developer community will help us bring YouTube videos to even more people on the web!<br /><br />To join this growing community, check out our <a href="http://groups.google.com/group/youtube-api">developer forum</a> where you can post questions, answer questions, share your projects, and give feedback. We've been busy working on enhancements to the API, and appreciate all the feedback we've gotten from the folks speaking up there. <br /><br />Happy coding,<br /><br />StephanieSteph