Dec 7, 2007 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Google has launched a new and simple Chart API. With this tool one can easily create charts and graphs that are perfect for websites. It just generate a chart and return in (PNG) image format which one can embed in their web page using the simple img tag.

To explain it in a better way, here is an example. With this simple URL mentioned below, one can create this image.

http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=p3&chd=s:hW&chs=250×100&chl=Hello|World

chart.png

This Chart API supports line charts, bar charts, pie charts, scatter plots and sparklines. As put by By Steve Crossan, Chart API Team, "We actually built this originally to use internally – we use it on Google Video and Google Finance for example. It seemed like it would be a good thing to open up to other users too. The Google Chart API started out as a 20% time project here in Zurich, and we're really happy to be launching it to the world today."

Unlike other Google APIs, this is much easier to use for the general audience.

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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