Saturday, July 21, 2012

Major updates for Google Apps Script

Update from Google I/O:

1. as a new destination for Apps Script developers. You can now create scripts from  or from Google Drive. Your projects are now stored in Google Drive, and you can share them just like a Google document or spreadsheet.

2. HtmlService can help you create beautiful interfaces using Apps Script. HtmlService allows you to create web apps using HTML, client-side JavaScript, and CSS. You can also use jQuery to build web apps. HtmlService uses Google Caja  to ensure that the HTML content served by your web apps is safer for you and your users.

3. ScriptDb is a better way to store your application's data. Every script now has an embedded JSON database. You no longer have to rely on a spreadsheet to store the data. Using ScriptDb, you can store a larger volume of data and search easily. We designed ScriptDb to be easy to use. It doesn't need connection strings or special passwords, and you can directly store and search your JavaScript objects without the need to convert them to a different format. You can learn more about ScriptDb on the Google Apps Script Developers page.

4. You can now publish your apps in the Chrome Web Store . Register and package your app directly from the Publish menu in Google Apps Script. Then customize your listing from the Chrome Web Store and publish your app to the world.

5.  New developer reference documentation , new user guide, reach GAS team on Stack Overflowmake feature requests and report issues on the Apps Script page on Google Code.

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