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2009/09/25 - Google Release Sites API

posted Sep 25, 2009, 10:30 PM by Rick Anderson
Google announced that they have released an extended API for Google Sites.  This is really exciting as it means that developers can integrate directly into a Google Sites website.  Google gives the following examples as benefits:

The use cases are plentiful for businesses:
  • Update Google Sites from 3rd party applications – e.g. your sales team's Google Sites pages can update automatically when new leads are added to your CRM system.
  • Migrate files and content from workspace applications like Microsoft SharePoint and Lotus Notes to Google Sites.
  • Export Google Sites pages, edit them offline, and re-import the updated content.
  • Export your sites, including every page revision, for backup.
  • Easily monitor changes across your important internal and public sites, all from a single gadget.
  • Push new content like changes to employee policies or a new corporate logo to any site on your domain, even sites created by individual employees
I think the biggest advance is going to be the development of gadgets that integrate directly into Google Sites.