The Calendar Data API lets users perform most of the operations a normal Google Calendar user can on the Google Calendar website. Google Calendar allows client applications to view and update calendar events in the form of Google data API, GData, feeds. The Calendar Data API lets users incorporate Calendar functionality into their own application or website. Users can edit calendars, create and delete events, query for events that match particular criteria, send invitations, and more.
There are many possible uses for the Calendar data API. For example, users can create a web front end for a group calendar that uses Google Calendar as a back end. Or a public calendar can be generated for Google Calendar to display, based on a company event database. Or users can search relevant calendars to display a list of upcoming events on those calendars.
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Google has been making a splash with several announcements recently on the Android front. The release of the new Nexus 7 Tablet and Chromecast, a device to broadcast directly from your Android device to your TV screens have garnered a lot of media attention. Several Google Cloud Services and APIs have also announced features that bring in some key features. Google Calendar API and Google Cloud Storage are two such services that have announced updated features in their offerings.
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Many electrons have been consumed talking about the business and technical benefits of moving to the cloud. At Spanning, we try to apply those same lessons to our daily work in order to produce products at a pace that was not even feasible back in the packaged apps days. This post discusses how we can quickly make imperfect decisions now, that allow us to move forward, learn a little more, then re-evaluate the next set of issues with more context. This is the same model that companies use when they move to the cloud... only pay for the services that you need now.
Every once in awhile you see one API provider making use of APIs from another. This is the case with the eBay Developers Program, who have announced the new eBay API Release Calendar. The calendar is itself a mashup, having been developed using the Google Calendar API. The resulting app is simple but works well: it's color-coded to distinguish the significance of dates that correspond to each event.