August, 2023

Google Workspace platform wrap up of Next ‘23

This year, Google Cloud Next ’23 brought together attendees from all over the world to see 3 keynotes, 17 spotlight sessions, 275 breakout sessions, and countless organic networking opportunities among Googlers, partners and customers. 

We’ve curated the best of the Google Workspace platform for you below:

-[Keynote] Developer Keynote

-[Session] Go from idea to app with no coding using AppSheet

-[Session] Best practices to modernize your frontline workforce

-[Session] Accelerate innovation with your frontline workforce

-[Session] Build powerful workflows that integrate with Google Workspace

-[Session] Streamline workflows with Google Chat integrations & interoperability

-[Session] What's new with Google Chat

-[Session] Demystifying authentication & authorization for Google Workspace 

-[Session] Integrate apps and workflows with Google Meet APIs and SDKs

Developer News

Introducing the new Google Chat API - now Generally Available

The Google Chat API has been enhanced and now gives developers more ways to programmatically access Google Chat Spaces, group conversations, messages, and more. In this video you will learn about how you can use the Google Chat API and how you can get started doing so.

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Join a Google Workspace Developer Summit near you

The Google Workspace Developer Summit is a full day event led by the Google Workspace Developer Relations team. Together, we will explore both the opportunity and the technologies that make up the Google Workspace platform, with a focus on what’s new and emerging in the types of solutions you and your teams can build. 

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How to create smart chips to preview links in Google Docs

In this video you will  learn how you can create smart chips to preview links in Google Docs for third-party services using Google Apps Script. When you type or paste a Google Books URL into a document, the add-on recognizes the link and triggers a link preview. To preview the link, you can convert the link into a smart chip and hover over the link to view a card that displays more information about the book.

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Google Workspace for Education customers controls to manage third-party apps users

Because third-party app settings are important to protecting users’ data, we’re asking Google Workspace for Education admins to review and confirm their current settings are up to date by October 23, 2023. Starting October 23, 2023, users designated as under 18 won't be able to access third-party apps that Admins haven't confirmed access settings for. There are no actions required from third-party apps developers, you can refer to these best practices other developers have found helpful. 

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Community Spotlight

Meet Mike Rhemtulla, Product Manager at Google

In this episode of the Developer Spotlight, we interview Mike Rhemtulla, Product Manager at Google, who recently managed the launch of the newly updated Google Chat REST API. 

How to Enable Push Notifications for File Changes in Google Drive with Apps Script

by Amit Agarwal

This tutorial explains how you can set up watch notifications on any file in your Google Drive with the help of Google Apps Script.

Solutions Spotlight

Time Management: Make an agenda for meetings

Automatically create agenda documents in Google Docs and attach them to your Google Calendar meetings. The script creates a document template for an agenda. When you update your calendar, the script checks to see if any events you own include "#agenda" in the description. If the tag is present, the script makes a copy of the template, adds it to the calendar event, and shares it with the event attendees.

Building UIs in AppSheet

AppSheet is a platform that allows you to easily create an application. In this video, we show you how to build and customize User Interfaces (UI) in AppSheet. Specifically, we’ll show you how to utilize AppSheets view types, branding and conditional formatting features - allowing you to customize your application as you see fit. Watch to learn how you can customize your app with AppSheet!