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Google’s New API Generates Charts on the Fly

By on December 12, 2007

Discovered this interesting bit of news on LifeHacker today that announces a new Google API which generates graphic charts on the fly by editing variables in a unique URL. This could potentially be a valuable time saver for bloggers and developers. Graphic charts are a great way to make your blog posts more visually appeasing and display data in a user friendly format. I can easily see myself using this tool in future blog posts.

Below are two pie chart examples of DotSauce Poll Questions. These only took me a few minutes to whip up.

Domain Sales Type
[ Live Link to API Custom URL ]

Where do you sell domains
[ Live Link to API Custom URL ]

Read Google Blogoscope’s article here for a quick tutorial on how to edit the variables and generate various chart types.


About Mark Fulton

Mark is the Founder of DotSauce Magazine and a full time web developer, domain investor, SEO and online marketing professional residing in North Carolina, USA. Visit MarkFulton.com for information on freelance website development, SEO and consultation services.