March 8, 2015
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Google has announced its latest API with a haiku of all things: New admin tool dawns Settings change like the seasons For hosted email That's from Andrew Olsen of the Google Apps team, announcing the Google Email Settings API, which allows IT administrators at organizations that use the Gmail-based Google Apps hosted webmail solution to "programmatically update Gmail settings for their users in bulk by making requests to a GData feed." Previously, settings could only be changed manually, on an account-by-account basis.
DeskAlerts, desktop notification alert solution, has expanded functionality of the DeskAlerts API. Many find DeskAlerts to be a superior business communication to traditional email. Its API allowed for custom add-ons and integration with third party software and applications. Over the weekend, new functionality went live for all DeskAlerts users. The new functionality came directly from user feedback and requests.
Email doesn't need postage, right? Is that old hoax about the postal service charging per message finally coming true? Not really. But PostageApp may be a service worth paying for if you want to send email from your application.