Integrating third party APIs asynchronously with Google Analytics and batch sending tracking data whilst preserving the original activity timestamp
Google Apps Script
Having seen Google Apps Script develop over the last 7 years one of the key challenges was distributing custom scripts for others to use in your domain. In 2014 Google released add-ons, a way for developers to package and distribute custom functionality that can be added to your Google Sheets, Documents or Forms through the Google Apps Marketplace or the Add-ons store. This post outlines the basics of publishing add-ons to your own domain.
One of the things to remember when moving from the Excel to the Google Sheets is that every interaction you make with a spreadsheet comes with a performance hit. This requires a slightly different mindset and instead you need to think about things in batches rather than row by row operations.
Whilst recently in Berlin I was invited to GDG Berlin to give a presentation on Google Apps Script. This talk focused on how Apps Script is integrated into the Google ecosystem, for me, one of the big selling points of this product.
Last week I was fortunate to attend OEB 2015 (http://www.online-educa.com/) in Berlin. My contribution to OEB15 was a workshop on ‘Creating personal tutoring environments with Google Apps Script’.
This post details how you can setup a Google Apps Script project to interact with the Blogger API or other Google Developers Console APIs
This post highlights some of the oppourtunities for integrating with CiviCRM from Google Sheets using Google Apps Script
Getting data into Google Sheets from external sources has been a long held interest of mine. In this post I highlight how the Google Apps Script authenicated playground has got a lot bigger thanks to the Execution API
Part 1 of how you can modify Remy Sharp’s Twitterwall app to run from Google Drive/Apps Script
There are various techniques for automatically distributing these using Apps Script and in this post I’m going to highlight one method for emailing inline charts.