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API integrations with Checkout get much faster

Thursday, May 06, 2010

We’re thrilled to announce a significant development in helping you get your business up and running faster with Google Checkout.

Earlier today, we released a new feature in the Checkout API that makes it easier for sellers to integrate Google Checkout into their order management systems. Please visit the new tutorial and Java and PHP libraries to learn how to integrate this new feature. The reduced number of API notifications and the elimination of the requirement of obtaining SSL Certificates make it possible to integrate Google Checkout with your existing order management system in just a few hours.

If you’re already integrated with Google Checkout, you will not experience any changes with your current integration. However as part of this change, existing Checkout merchants will see a re-designed Integration Settings page. Instead of opting into individual features that were part of the API, you will now be able to select a single API Version. Details of each version are available in the API release notes.

This will also make it easier for sellers who have already integrated with Checkout to manage the API features they wish to use in the future.

We’re excited about this release and confident that it will improve the experience of developers as they add Checkout to sites. Please do share your experiences with the new Checkout API (and anything else Checkout related!) in our forums.

Posted by Igor Ginzburg, Software Engineer and Satyajeet Salgar, Product Manager