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Danny [PersonRank 0]

Monday, August 6, 2007
7 years ago5,424 views

Hey all,
I just noticed this blog entry: googledataapis.blogspot.com/20 ...

Pretty cool,

Danny

pooin [PersonRank 8]

7 years ago #

Cool. XML is ideal for firefox add-ons

Google takes standards to next level. Not only adopting it, they're evolved in put web standards on lower level of communication

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Why is it only available in Python & Java?

pooin [PersonRank 8]

7 years ago #

These are only client libraries. You can build your own following the protocol

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Interesting that the blog refers to "Google Documents":

<< [Y]ou can import your spreadsheets and word processor documents into Google Documents using the new Documents List API. >>

If they've come to refer to it as that internally, perhaps they're ready to change the name.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Pooin > ok thank you ;)

Tony > Do you ever heard someone say "hey, I use Google Document & Spreadsheet!" > no, you don't. So I don't know if they are about to change the name (when "presentations" will integer this service), but sure they refer this service as Google Docs/Document internally.

Above 6 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Presentations are definitely closer...

"Document" returns this list of documents:
docs.google.com/feeds/document ...

"Spreadsheet" returns this list spreadsheets:
docs.google.com/feeds/document ...

Presentations returns "An unknown error has occurred" error:
docs.google.com/feeds/document ...

Which is different to the usual "Invalid category term" error:
docs.google.com/feeds/document ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

[Article edit: "is supported to" -> "is supported too"]

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

> If they've come to refer to it as that internally,
> perhaps they're ready to change the name.

I thought the same when reading that post. Now if they'll call Google D&S "Documents" what will they call "documents/ docs" (the rich-text files specifically)?

Eytan Buchman [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I am excited about the presentation application but am still waiting for Jotspot...anyone aware of a release date?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

According to the API reference, they're currently calling them:

# word processor documents
# spreadsheets

From: code.google.com/apis/documents ...

Stoney [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Here is the graphic used to signify that the doc is a presentation


docs.google.com/images/doclist ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Thanks Stoney. We were on to that last month:

blogoscoped.com/forum/100662.h ...

:-)

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

So now someone needs to mashup this API with Google Gears, and we've got an online/offline Office suite to keep files in sync and editable across multiple computers and the web :)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

docs.google.com/support/presen ... is "about" to work too

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

TOMHTML, that page hasn't changed for the past 2 months:

blogoscoped.com/forum/98029.ht ...

Nathan Maxson [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

now when you go to
docs.google.com/feeds/document ...
It comes up with my docs feed

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Interesting, I still get "An unknown error has occurred"...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Nathan, perhaps that means Presentations has been enabled on your account...?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

<< now when you go to
docs.google.com/feeds/document ...
It comes up with my docs feed >>

Actually, I'm seeing this too on one of the accounts I've got access to but everything seems to be the same.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Thank U tony, I didn't remember that one :-/ -> it's rare =)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Rumor has it that Google doesn't stick to their planned Presently launch schedule after all and that it's delayed...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I think the most difficult part of creating a Presentation app is to import/export PowerPoint files correctly. The Flash widget from Gmail is pretty good at that, but you have read-only access.

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