The ‘auto-doc’ feature was a cornerstone of Google’s new auto-centric web apps (ACS) suite.
This feature let developers write an API that would parse the data that Google Analytics and other data feeds provided about users, and then create a user-friendly interface for people to create new and customized sites.
But as of last month, “autodos” no longer work on Google’s Chrome browser.
The feature is no longer available to users who use Chrome on their Chromebooks.
The change is in the works, according to Google’s Chromium blog, and “auto-doses” are now being removed from Chrome on October 2.
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Users who rely on auto-dosing APIs can find out more about it here.
Auto-dos can be useful for developers, but Google’s “autotracks” feature is better for consumers, according Google’s own web developer survey.
“We think it’s a great way to create more engaging experiences for users who may not otherwise use the platform,” said Google’s CTO, Mike Bresnahan.
“It allows users to create richer experiences on a range of devices, including Chromebooks, Macs, Android phones, and Windows PCs.”
Google’s Auto-Tracks feature can be seen in action by following this link.
As of this writing, the feature has been removed from the Chrome browser for Android.