Many users have asked us for a formal API, and today, we’re excited to announce the Google Moderator API. You can use the API to access, update, and participate in Google Moderator from custom interfaces.
Here's a quick look at what you can do with Google Moderator’s API:
- Create: You can create new series, topics, submissions, or votes on behalf of the currently authenticated user.
- Vote: You can allow authenticated users to vote on submissions, or to review their own votes on submissions in a series.
- Discover: You can retrieve topics in a series, or submissions in a particular topic or series. You can also track the current aggregate status of votes.
Rajiv Bammi whipped up a gadget for Google Wave that will be at Google I/O to allow attendees to ask questions:
Jim Blackler, a Google software engineer, spent some of his 20% time to build Google Moderator for Android, an open source project.
When Moderator was used by the White House, we used the Maps API to plot on a map where submissions were coming from:
We’re curious to see what you build, and we’re eager to get your feedback on new features. To get started, check out the documentation and join our Google Group!