My love/hate relationship with Google continues, I fear. While I hate to see them taking over the world, and I hate that they have access to so much of my personal information, I can’t seem to break free from the hold of convenience they have over me. As I’ve posted before, I reluctantly use quite a few of their services. The fact of the matter is, you just can’t argue with results. Everything they do just seems to work better than the alternatives out there. And they continue to make my life easier.
I read about their new API - Google Charts API - and I had to give it a test drive. Just like so many of their other API offerings, this one is easy to use, well documented, and offers professional results with almost unlimited possibilities. This API allows you to easily embed charts in your web page through a simple http request (a png image is returned). They allow for quite a bit of customization and provide for numerous different charts (line chart, scatter plot, bar chart, Venn diagram, and pie charts). Definitely lives up to the Googlicious experience.
For example, here’s how I spent my day:
Google, I hate myself for lovin’ you.
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