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Definition of AJAX API
API on the other hand is defined as the Application Programming Interfaces. Combining the use of AJAX and API makes it easier for you (if you are a website owner) to add interactive functionalities to your website without requiring you to learn programming languages. It's as simple as copying and pasting a series of codes and scripts to your websites HTML files.
AJAX APIs are free and open sources scripts. Meaning you can use it freely and you can modify or customize it if you understand basic HTML principles.
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Different Types of Google AJAX APIs
Currently, there are nine Google AJAX APIs available for anyone to use. Briefly here's what each of these Google AJAX APIs do:
Google Maps API - If you've edited a map using Google Maps, you can easily add it to your website using this API.
Google AJAX Search API - Allows you to embed Google Search to your website including Video, Local and News Search verticals
Google Visualization API - This API allows you to create visualizations and reporting applications by accessing structured data using a common format.
AJAX Libraries API - Lets you access popular AJAX libraries from Google's servers.
Google Book Search APIs - Another useful AJAX API, this time for integrating Google Book Search and Preview
Google Earth API - Similar to Google Maps API, this one lets you integrate Google Earth to your sites.
Google Friend Connect APIs - For social networking purposes, this API allows you to integrate social flows and data directly within your website's markup.