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Google APPs Script API

Updated on September 18, 2011

Google Apps Script - A Server side scripting language, based on JavaScript, which runs directly on Google servers to provide direct access to their many products alongside Google Apps. You can write JavaScript scripts from which you can access and control various Google products like Google Spreadsheets, Google Finance, and Google Sites.


Two basic requirements for building applications on google apps script

  1. One Google Account,
  2. And Supported browsers which includes latest stable releases of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera etc.

Google Apps Script is based on JavaScript language which is object oriented language, Therefore, You'll need to interact with objects while using this API. You can use those objects and methods to interact with Gmail, Google Docs and Spreadsheets, Google Finance, and other Google applications by which you can create email, spreadsheets, pages on Google Sites, and files in the Google Docs Document List.

Google Products and Application which can accessed via Google Apps Script

  • Google Spreadsheets
  • Gmail Contacts
  • Google Finance
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Sites
  • Google Document List (experimental)
  • Google Maps (experimental)

Including this one's also,

  • UiApp services - Creating User Interface Applications,
  • JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) services - Relational Database management systems,
  • Docs List services - Creating Folders, Sub-Folders and files in Google Docs,
  • SOAP services - Simple Object Access Protocol,
  • Mail services - This include features like sending mails,
  • Contacts services - Adding, Deleting and Modifying Contacts information's in Google Contacts,
  • UrlFetch services - Allows your sript to communicate and fetch data from other hosts.

Official Page of Google APPs Script for learning and practical Tasks



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