Google opens up Calendar for developers

Google has made an API available for developers to build applications that use Calendar data or update the calendars themselves.

Google’s Calendar service was only revealed last week and was quickly snowed under by traffic. The new API allows developers to benefit from this popularity by building applications using that data.

Using Google’s Google data API (GData) feeds, applications can be created that insert new events, edit or delete existing events, and query for events that match particular criteria.

Google’s suggested recipes include creating a web front end for an in-house group calendar that uses Google Calendar as a back-end, or basing a public Google Calendar on data from an organisation’s internal resources, such as an event database.

For more information, visit the Google web pages.

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