Monday, October 20, 2008

Ch-ch-ch-changes: Versioning + Geo-Search

Posted by Jeff Fisher, YouTube APIs and Tools Team

This release introduces the concept of API versioning. This allows us to make breaking changes to the API that you can enable in your applications when you are ready. The list of protocol changes are documented in our Migration Guide. V2 brings us in line with the AtomPub specification. Stay tuned for more information about how V2 affects all Google Data APIs on the Data APIs blog.

As promised in the title of this post, the Geo-based search feature requested by Issue 200 has been released using the location and location-radius parameters.

Other issues this release resolves:

  • Issue 110 - Retrieve time a favorite was added
  • Issue 599 - Return deleted videos in private favorites/etc feed.
  • Issue 579 - Restricting search to partner videos
  • Issue 808 - Expose bare VideoID in XML

We encourage you to migrate to V2 as soon as you can to take advantage of these exciting features. Note that we will no longer be adding new features to V1.

For a complete list of our documentation changes, view the Revision History of our documentation.