Google Translate API shutting down

Don’t know if this has been mentioned yet but “The Google Translate API has been officially deprecated as of May 26, 2011. Due to the substantial economic burden caused by extensive abuse, the number of requests you may make per day will be limited and the API will be shut off completely on December 1, 2011. For website translations, we encourage you to use the Google Translate Element.” Are you guys going to start using Bing (open and free) when google shuts down? I hope so!! I love the google translate option to create lingqs, its so much faster.

… I guess they are going to have a paid version. How will this affect lingq? “In the days since we announced the deprecation of the Translate API, we’ve seen the passion and interest expressed by so many of you, through comments here (believe me, we read every one of them) and elsewhere,” Google product manager Adam Feldman said in a blog post. “I’m happy to share that we’re working hard to address your concerns, and will be releasing an updated plan to offer a paid version of the Translate API.”

We’re not sure what the result will be, but we are aware of this and are following any updates related to it. Good to know others out there are keeping an eye out, too :slight_smile: