Use this quickstart tutorial from Google Developers to build a simple iOS application that makes requests to Gmail’s API, which provides fine-grained access to Gmail features.
Markus Lanthaler developed JSON-LD and Hydra to help streamline the creation of Web APIs. HisAPIcon UK talk introduced both and discussed how linked data can be used in API design.
With 2014 in the books, we take a final look back at the stories of 2014 that captured your attention. Here is a recap of the 25 most popular stories of the year.
At the Enterprise Connect 2014 conference today Cisco announced it will be working more closely with Google to integrate conferencing services with various Google APIs. Rowan Trollope, Cisco senior vice president for collaboration, and Rajen Sheth, a product manager for Google Enterprise, took the stage to show a prototype of the Cisco Webex conferencing service running on a Chromebook. In the future, Cisco and Google will make it possible to launch WebEx directly from Google Calendar and start an instant meeting from the Google Contact Card and the Google People widget. Users will also be able to connect with others by clicking on phone numbers or extensions displayed in Gmail or Google Apps.
Additional third party integration with Gmail has been possible (you only have to look at all the contact import features from sites like Facebook), but these have either been clunky manual procedures that involve exporting contacts to a CVS file, or they require you to supply your email password. Neither option is all that attractive. Now there is an alternative. Google have recently added the ability to access the IMAP/SMTP features of particular Gmail account using OAuth.