Posted by Christian Schalk, Developer Advocate
Constructing on the facility of Google Types
For the primary time, Google Types has an API and we’re going to present you the way you should use it and what’s in it. The brand new Google Types API joins the big household of APIs accessible to builders below the Google Workspace Platform. The Types API supplies programmatic entry for managing kinds, performing on responses, and empowering builders to construct highly effective integrations on prime of Types.
The API helps two key use instances
Automated type creation and enhancing: Allows automated type creation and enhancing. Allows speedy type era from massive quantity query banks or different information backends.
Response to Kind responses: The API additionally permits builders to construct automations for performing on incoming responses. Examples embody growing real-time dashboards or visualizations and triggering enterprise workflows primarily based on response information.
Instance Use Instances
Training Automation Integrations
- Integrations with Studying Administration Techniques
- Customized type/quiz era from query banks
- Pupil monitoring with real-time dashboards
Buyer Administration and Assist
- Auto-generate surveys / kinds primarily based on buyer information
- Set off notifications and processes primarily based on responses from prospects
Knowledge Evaluation and Visualization
- Create customized visualizations with response information
- Leverage push notifications to replace in realtime
The Types API has a wealthy set of strategies to carry out all kinds operations.
- kinds.create – Creates a brand new type
- kinds.get – Get all data on a type
- kinds.batchUpdate – Carry out type updates (add, edit, delete type objects)
- kinds.responses.checklist – Checklist all responses from a type
- kinds.responses.get – Get a single response from a type
Types API ‘Watches’
Types API Watches enable functions to subscribe to Cloud Pub/Sub notifications when kinds change occasions happen.
- Schema – Adjustments to type content material or settings
- Response – When type responses are submitted
Examples builders have constructed throughout Beta
We had an ideal group response to our name for early entry and beta builders and are proud to share a few of their modern integration examples with you.
Hundreds of SMBs depend on Zapier’s present Google Types integration at the moment, which permits their customers to attach Google Types to 4000+ different functions. Zapier customers automate tens of 1000’s of duties each day utilizing Google Types, for instance in coordinating inner enterprise processes, dealing with exterior buyer requests, even serving to educators handle classroom actions, all which will likely be made way more dependable with the up to date integration on the brand new Types API.
Strive it out right here!
Portant’s new Google Types API integration permits customers to attach Google Types to Google Docs & Slides to create customized doc workflows. A number of the options enabled by Portant’s Types API integration embody:
- Auto-Create – Routinely create new paperwork when a Google Kind response is submitted.
- Customise Paperwork – Personalize Docs and Slides by inserting query responses into templates.
- Insert Pictures – Insert pictures and gifs into paperwork, slides and emails.
- A number of Docs – Create a number of paperwork and displays in a single workflow.
- Export to PDF – Routinely save paperwork and displays as PDFs.
- Share by way of Gmail – Routinely share created paperwork by way of personalised emails.
Strive it out right here!
Automagical Types is a Google Workspace Add-on with integrations in Drive, Docs, Slides, and Gmail. It finds questions within the recordsdata and makes it straightforward to create a Google Kind. With the assistance of the Types API it may well additionally export Types to different integrations. Implementing the Types API has elevated their improvement pace by over 3x, which is useful for Google Workspace Add-ons that may solely run for 30 seconds. Their present integration generates Brief Reply and A number of Selection kinds with export to different file codecs for third social gathering integrations. Their subsequent implementations will embody embedded pictures, and push notifications (Pub/Sub) for performing on Types responses.
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Kind Builder Plus helps to construct your Google Kind from present content material of Google Sheets, Docs, Slides, Drive, Gmail, and Calendar mechanically. This protects effort and time of people that often create new kinds. It makes use of the Types API so as to add questions in bulk inside a number of seconds. Educators like academics, trainers, coaches, quiz masters use it for creating Google Types shortly to conduct evaluation, quizzes, exams and many others. Companies that use Google Types for ability assessments or recruiting use it to rotate questions from query financial institution spreadsheets and different present paperwork.
In the event you’d like a fast recap of the Types API, please watch the overview video. We’ve additionally created a listing of sources that can assist you shortly get began and get group help.
We’re very enthusiastic about this announcement and might’t wait to see what you construct for Google Workspace! For extra bulletins concerning the Google Workspace Platform and APIs, please subscribe to our developer publication.