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YouTube, Contacts added to Google APIs

updated 05:05 pm EDT, Thu March 20, 2008

YouTube, Contacts APIs

Google today updated its collection of data APIs, adding source code for YouTube and Google Contacts, and further said the entire API set will properly compile in the iPhone SDK. The YouTube API allows any video-capable program to upload content to the service, with the accompanying tags and posting information. Similarily, the Google Contacts API allows users to embed Google Contacts functionality directly into applications that could make use of such information.

The addition of iPhone functionality to the APIs will open Google's services directly to iPhone SDK developers, allowing them to synchronize with Picasa, Blogger, and Youtube, among others. The source code for the Google Data APIs is available directly on the Google Code page.

by MacNN Staff



  1. akulavolk

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Anyone for sync?

    Would love to see an Apple Address Book Google Contacts sync. Mmmmm....anyone?

    I use Apple mail with gMail since I hate dealing with attachments via a web interface. But for those times I'm traveling and need to send a quick e-mail from the gMail web interface (on another computer or whatever), it would be great to have all of my Address book contacts in gMail.

    Yeah, I know you can export from Address Book to gMail, but it's not updated when you change something...

  1. steveking

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Take YouTube Videos with today announces YouTube Robot 2.0, a tool that enables you to download video from onto your PC, convert it to various formats to watch it when you are on the road on mobile devices like mobile phone, iPod, iPhone, Pocket PC, PSP, or Zune.

    YouTube Robot allows you to search for videos using keywords or browse video by category, author, channel, language, tags, etc. When you find something noteworthy, you can preview the video right in YouTube Robot and then download it onto the hard disk drive. The speed, at which you will be downloading, is very high: up to 5 times faster than other software when you download a single file and up to 4 times faster when you download multiple files at a time.

    Manual download is not the only option with YouTube Robot. You may as well schedule the download and conversion tasks to be executed automatically, even when you are not around. Downloading is followed by conversion to the format of your choice and uploading videos to a mobile device (if needed). For example, you can plug in iPod, select the video, go to bed, and when you wake up next morning, your iPod will be ready to play new YouTube videos.

    Product page: Direct download link: Company web-site: E-mail:

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