G Suite Developer Newsletter
April 2018
Chat Bot
Introducing the Hangouts Chat Bot Framework and API
We announced the general availability of Hangouts Chat earlier this year. Hidden quietly behind that launch is a powerful developer framework and API that lets you write bots. We for one welcome the arrival of our messaging bot overlords.
Check it out ->
Slides Ad-Ons
New DevByte video: Making Progress Bars with Slides Add-ons
Slides Add-ons are changing the game for our customers when it comes to bubbling up powerful third-party app functionality right into Slides. But what if you could build your own Add-ons to makes Slides even more useful to your business? Our latest DevByte walks you through an example of just that.
Learn more ->
API & Tooling news
Deprecation: Gmail Contextual Gadgets Deprecation—We are planning to shut down all Gmail contextual gadgets on August 1st, 2018. Gmail Add-ons will satisfy many of the same needs as contextual gadgets while offering a better developer experience, cross-platform support, and more stability.
Launched: G Suite Pre-integrated SAML Apps Catalog—Added single-sign on access to 25 new applications such as Adobe Sign, Envoy, and Uservoice.
Launched: Slides API Codelab—our new Codelab walks you through an example of how to use the Slide and BigQuery APIs to scrape data from a source and “present it” with just a few lines of code.
Launched: New security protections to reduce risk from unverified apps—These additional protections introduce bolder warnings to inform users about newly created web apps and Apps Scripts that are pending verification.
Launched: Manage legal matters and holds programmatically with the Google Vault API—The Vault API allows to programmatically create, list, update, and delete matters and holds for data supported by Vault.
Launched: Google People API now supports updates to Contacts and Contact Groups—The new endpoints allow developers to create, delete and update a single contact as well as to read and write contact groups.
Launched: Updated Developer Identity Guidelines and Registration Processes to Protect Users—These new guidelines cover the app publishing process, risk assessment systems, and user-facing consent page in order to better detect spoofed or misleading application identities.
Launched: New Google Drive Metrics Now Accessible from Reports API—The new metrics methods provide greater visibility into how files are shared inside and outside of domain.
Launched: Updates to End User Consent for 3rd-party Apps and Single Sign-on Providers—We are implementing a new redirect form to make it clear to users which account they are authenticating with, as well as the permissions they are granting to applications.
Where to find us
Google I/O '18, May 8-10, Mountain View, CA
Google Cloud Summit Madrid, May 10, Spain
Google Cloud Summit Milan, May 24, Milan, Italy
Google Cloud Summit Tel Aviv, May 30, Tel Aviv, Israel
Google Cloud Summit Paris, June 5, Paris, France
Google Cloud Next 2018, July 24—27, San Francisco, CA
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