It is five year since the Gmail has been launched but it is still beta application. Here Gmail is striving to give significant features but among them, most ideas go to Gmail Labs: tasks, offline Gmail, sending SMS or adding iGoogle gadgets. It can make a sense to add experimental features in the Labs section and remove the “Beta” label from Gmail’s logo. . Felipe Zamorano, a regular reader of this blog, noticed that the Gmail logos created for some of the themes have two versions: one that includes “beta” and another one without “beta”.
Now Google has launched a Lab section for APIs and started to criticize the policies for the APIs that have been graduated from Labs. For these types of graduates, they are increasing our commitment with published deprecation policies and other critical support services. The Visualization API terms, Contacts Data API terms, and Picasa Web Albums Data API terms comprise good examples of transparent deprecation policies. [ More ]