G Suite Developer Newsletter
December 2016
Modify email signatures
How to modify email signatures with the Gmail API
Wouldn't it be great if you could change your email signature whenever you wanted to, without having to go into Gmail settings every time? That's possible with the Gmail API. Watch our latest G Suite Dev show episode below, and add the series to your saved playlists.
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Optimize App Success
How to optimize your app's success
Launching your app is just the beginning. Understanding your user segmentation and behavior metrics is key to driving long-term success. Luckily our friends at AdMob have put together a playbook that helps you analyze segment adoption, engagement levels, and how to optimize across them.
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API news
Launched: New Metrics on Hangouts and Changes to Google+ Activity Metrics—The new Hangouts metrics have been added to the Reports API and can now be used to track video calls by platform. In addition, Hangouts, YouTube Comments, and Photos have been unbundled from core Google+ product usage, so you may see a decrease in overall Google+ usage at your domain.
Launched: External Directory Sharing Setting—In September, 2016, we added two APIs to the recently launched External Directory Sharing Admin console setting. The sharing setting is already enforced in the Google People API, and we will now also enforce it in Google CardDAV API and Google Contacts API v3.
Launched: Gmail API: New Endpoints for Settings—The new feature extends the Gmail API with new endpoints for managing settings such as filters, signatures, out of the office settings, and more.
Launched: Cloud Speech API—The new feature, now in beta, enables users to convert audio into text using standard HTTP GET and POST constructs. The API recognizes over 80 languages and variants, supporting a global user base.
Launched: Cloud Natural Language API—The new feature, now in beta, lets users easily reveal the structure and meaning of their text in a variety of languages. It includes sentiment analysis, entity recognition, and syntax analysis.
Developer news
Google and Slack announced a partnership to strengthen the link between the content in Google Drive and the communication in Slack.

BetterCloud introduced their unified SaaS management platform to better operationalize and automate SaaS administration across applications such as G Suite, Slack, and ZenDesk.
Where to find us
Google Cloud Next, M‌arch 8—10, San Francisco, CA
SXSW Startup Village, March 10—12, Austin, TX
Launch Festival, April 6—7, San Francisco, CA
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