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Today, Google announced an update to one of its most popular APIs, Google Calendars. Integration of Google Calendar into other apps has become popular, namely among those who focus on task management software.
The company had this to say about its Calendar API Update:
The Google Calendar API is one of Google’s most used APIs. Today, we’re rolling out a new version of the API that will give developers even more reasons to use it. Version three of the Google Calendar API provides several improvements over previous versions of the API:
- Lightweight resource representation in JSON
- Consistent and comprehensive reference documentation
- Improved support for recurring events
- Ability to manipulate default reminders on calendars
- Access to the new UI and event colors
Google Calendar recently updated its design, and allows you to color-code events, so including those items into its API is key for developers to update their own creations.
The company has done a wonderful job cleaning up its documentation, as well as offering support directly from the developers working on the various Google projects.
The team is hosting a live Google+ Hangout on November 30th from 8am-8:45am EST to talk about the new Calendar API and answer any questions that developers might have.
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