Google APIs Help Developers Integrate Their Apps With Slides, Sheets
Google has released new application programming interfaces (APIs) that it says will make it easier for developers to connect their applications and the data in them to Google's Slides and Sheets apps.
The APIs will give developers a way to take advantage of some of the features in both the Slides and Sheets apps to enhance and manipulate the data in their own applications, Google Sheets Product Manager Tom Holman said in a post on the company's Apps Update blog.
The goal is to make it easier for users to work with data across multiple applications without having to cut and paste the data or to import and export it between applications. The APIs will help workers get to data when and where they need it, Holman said.
For example, the new Slides API will give developers a way to build applications where users can push data and charts to Slides and take advantage of its functionality to create more full-featured reports.
The APIs are designed to make it easier for users to move and work with data across multiple apps without exporting or cutting and pasting it.
Similarly, the Sheets API gives developers access to some of its mobile and Web interfaces such as pivot tables and charts. This kind of access gives developers a way to build applications that let users push data to Sheets where multiple users can collaborate and work on the data and then put it back into the original app, Holman said.