Floodgates Open: Google Analytics API Launched

Google Analytics Blog announced on April 21 the long-anticipated release of the Google Analytics Data Export API, opening it up for developers to get in and start building applications that can extend the power and availability of GA.  From the blog:

Developers can integrate Google Analytics into their existing products and create standalone applications that they sell. Users could see snapshots of their Analytics data in developer created dashboards and gadgets. Individuals and business owners will have opportunities to access their Google Analytics information in a variety of new ways.”

Big news, and we can expect to see lots of cool applications being developed in the coming months.  More info in the blogpost about what this all means and how to take advantage of it.