Written by Jonny Marsh
Google, the world leader of innovation has done it again. This time they have launched an online service designed to facilitate the addition of various Google features onto your own webpage. Examples including Google Maps, Google News feeds, and YouTube videos.
Google I/O developer introduced during their conference in downtown San Francisco, the new online service - dubbed Google Web Elements, which lets you add Google services to a page by cutting and pasting pre-defined code snippets.
“Google Web Elements bring Google products to people’s web pages using copy and paste,” said DeWitt Clinton, technical manager of Google’s developer relations team. “We’ve seen this for years with YouTube videos, with AdSense. But what we’ve done with this launch is do this across a broader range of products.”
Currently the service offers tools for hooking your site into Google Search, Calendar, Maps, News, spreadsheets and presentations built with Docs and Spreadsheets, YouTube video news feeds, and a Conversation tool that handles site comments. Web Elements adds a handful of brand-new cut-and-paste tools and puts the lot in a single place.
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