July, 2023

Google Workspace Platform spotlights at Next ‘23

Join us in person for Google Cloud Next in San Francisco from August 29-31 and get the latest updates on the Google Workspace Platform.  Great minds will come together in the City by the Bay for three days of learning, discovering, problem-solving, and reconnecting at Next ’23.

Make the most of this must-attend event, where you can:

- Learn about the latest Google Workspace advancements in AI, data, security, extensibility, and more

- Explore keynotes, breakout sessions, and demos featuring the Google Workspace platform

- Take part in hands-on labs, training, and certification opportunities on-site

- Hear updates on product roadmaps

- Connect with Google Workspace dev community in the Innovators Hive

Developer News

Announcing independent security verification badge for Google Workspace Marketplace 

The Google Workspace Marketplace will now display a badge for apps that have passed an independent security assessment. The badge is displayed from the Marketplace homepage and the app details page. The badge also appears to Google Workspace administrators when they install or manage apps from the Google Admin console.

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AppSheet now included for more Google Workspace customers

AppSheet is a no-code platform integrated with Google Workspace that allows anyone to quickly and easily build apps to automate workflows, improve productivity, and connect with their customers. With this update, almost all Google Workspace customers now have the AppSheet Core plan included. Find out more details and how to get started in the link below.

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Programmatically read and write working locations for a portion of the day with the Calendar API

Recently, we introduced the ability for users to set working locations in Calendar that indicate where they’re working for specific portions of the day. Now, we’v e added the ability to programmatically read and write working locations for specific portions of the day. This update expands on the existing reading and writing functionality announced earlier this year. 

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Create spaces, memberships, group chats, and more using the Google Chat API is now GA 

Last year, we announced that developers could use the Google Chat API to programmatically create new spaces and add members to those spaces through the Google Workspace Developer Preview Program. Now, those features are generally available for all Google Workspace developers with the Chat API.

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Community Spotlight

Meet Dave Abouav, Customer Engineer for Google Workspace

In this episode of the Developer Spotlight we interview Dave Abouav, a Customer Engineer for Google Workspace at Google. Learn how he got started developing on Google Workspace and see him demo some of the helpful tools he’s built to help customers.

Easily Managing Time-Driven Triggers Using Google Apps Script

by Kanshi Tanaike

Google Apps Scripts can be executed by time-driven triggers and the scenarios using them can vary for each use case. In this post, he covers how to easily implement time-driven triggers using a Google Apps Script library.

Solutions Spotlight

Time Management: Collect & review timesheets from employees

Collect employee weekly timesheets using a form with Google Forms. From Google Sheets, calculate employee pay, approve or disapprove their timesheets, and send emails notifying them of their approval status.

Intro to Actions and Workflows in AppSheet

Actions and Workflows in AppSheet have the ability to control the behavior of an app. In this episode of Building with AppSheet, we explain the difference between Actions and Workflows, the three types of Actions, and demo how you can utilize Actions to customize the behavior of your application. Watch to learn how you can improve your application workflows in AppSheet!