Wednesday, March 19, 2008

New possibilities with Gadgets!

Posted by Nir Bar-Lev, Product Management

Visualizations have always been a great way to display data and get insights. The sales graph always needs to go up, right? I’ve yet to see a boardroom with a table of data instead of interesting graphs. And of-course it’s not just about businesses and boardrooms, we all like to visualize our information.

The problem is that many times it is hard to integrate the visual components with the data and application. It’s long and frustrating. Is this familiar?

Well, today we've launched the Google Visualization API, which has a gadget extension that lets gadget developers develop amazing visual gadgets over an open API to structured data sources, the first of which being Google Spreadsheets. We’ve also added a discussion group just for this type of Visual Gadgets and the API extensions.

We look forward to seeing great things from you using this new API.