Posted by Matthew Izatt, Product Lead, Google Workspace Platform
For hundreds of thousands of our clients, 2022 introduced an abundance of change in the way in which they join, collaborate, and get issues accomplished. Frontline employees at clients like Globe Telecom and basic contractor BHI benefited from digital transformation on all fronts by rapidly getting the apps they wanted to do their jobs within the discipline. Workplace and distant employees, in the meantime, adjusted to hybrid work by leveraging ready-made instruments from companions like DocuSign and Asana or they constructed customized desk reserving purposes.
2022 was additionally a 12 months of development. Google Workspace now has greater than 3 billion customers and over 8 million paying clients throughout the globe. And the Google Workspace Market handed a lifetime milestone of driving greater than 5 billion app installs. To wrap up a 12 months marked by a lot change, we’ve recapped a number of the greatest updates that make Google Workspace essentially the most open and extensible platform for customers, clients, and builders alike.
1. Construct software program with extra agility with our DevOps integrations
Google Workspace provides you real-time visibility into undertaking progress and choices that will help you ship high quality code quick and keep related together with your stakeholders, all with out switching instruments and tabs. By leveraging built-in purposes from our companions, you possibly can pull useful info out of silos, making collaborating on necessities docs, code evaluations, bug triage, deployment updates, and monitoring operations simple for the entire workforce. This 12 months we partnered with widespread DevOps instruments that will help you do your job higher:
- Asana: Plan and execute collectively, with Asana integrations you possibly can coordinate and handle every little thing from every day duties to cross-functional strategic initiatives.
- GitHub: Groups can rapidly push new commits, make pull requests, do code evaluations, and supply real-time suggestions that improves the standard of their code—all from Google Chat.
- Jira: Speed up all the QA course of within the growth workflow. The Jira for Google Chat app acts as a workforce member within the dialog, sending new points and contextual updates as they’re reported to enhance the standard of your code and hold everybody knowledgeable in your Jira tasks.
- PagerDuty: Allows builders, DevOps, IT operations, and enterprise leaders to stop and resolve business-impacting incidents for an distinctive buyer expertise—all from Google Chat.
2. Apply to our Developer Preview Program: get early entry to imminent platform options
This 12 months we launched the Google Workspace Developer Preview program to get you entry to the brand new APIs and keep in contact with the newest updates on the Google Workspace platform. Options in developer preview have already accomplished early growth phases, in order that they’re prepared for implementation. This program provides you the possibility to form the ultimate levels of characteristic growth with suggestions, get pre-release assist, and have your integration prepared for public use on launch day. Apply to the Developer Preview Program at the moment.
For Google Chat this 12 months we introduced that you could possibly programmatically create new areas and add members on behalf of customers by way of the Google Chat API. These newest additions to the Chat API unlock some sought-after situations for builders on the lookout for new methods to increase Chat. For instance, PagerDuty leveraged the API as a part of their PagerDuty for Google Chat app. The app permits the incident workforce to isolate and deal with the issue at hand with out being distracted by having to arrange a brand new area, or additional distract any people within the present area who aren’t part of the decision workforce for a particular incident. All of this will probably be accomplished seamlessly by PagerDuty for Chat as a part of the pure move of working with Google Chat.
|PagerDuty for Google Chat retains the enterprise updated on service-impacting incidents.|
We’re including performance to Chat apps so builders can quickly add widgets like a date time picker, or design their structure with a number of columns to make higher use of area. We consider these new structure choices will open extra methods for builders to construct partaking apps for customers. To assist customers discover and be taught extra about apps we’ve added “About pages” for apps and making apps discoverable within the compose bar in Chat. Apply to our Developer Preview Program to get early entry to the Google Chat APIs.
We additionally introduced new performance for app builders to leverage the Google Meet video conferencing product by our new Meet Dwell Sharing API. Customers can now come collectively and share experiences with one another inside an app, similar to streaming a TV present, queuing up movies to observe on YouTube, collaborating on a music playlist, becoming a member of in a dance get together, or figuring out collectively although Google Meet. If you wish to check out the APIs, you possibly can apply for entry by the Developer Preview Program.
3. Join your clients with essential info with Sensible Chips for Google Docs
We expanded sensible chips to our ecosystem of companions, permitting our customers so as to add much more wealthy information, extra context, and important info proper into the move of their work. With these new third-party sensible chips, it is possible for you to to tag and see essential info from companion purposes utilizing @-mentions, and simply insert interactive info and previews from third-party apps instantly right into a Google Doc. A number of of our companions, together with AO Docs, Atlassian, Asana, Figma, Miro, Tableau, and ZenDesk, at the moment are growing third-party sensible chips so as to add extra worth to your Google Docs expertise. Sensible chips will probably be accessible to builders to construct out their app integrations in 2023.
|Sensible Chips will probably be accessible to third-party builders in 2023.|
4. Develop your online business with the Advisable for Google Workspace program
Annually, we consider the apps on Google Workspace Market and advocate a choose quantity which can be enhancing the Google Workspace expertise and serving to individuals work in highly effective new methods. Every undergoes evaluations by each Google and an unbiased third-party safety agency to make sure they meet our highest requirements of integration and safety necessities. For 2022 right here’s the choice of Advisable for Google Workspace: AODocs, Copper, Dialpad, DocuSign, LumApps, Mailmeteor, Miro, RingCentral, Sheetgo, Signeasy, Supermetrics, and But One other Mail Merge. Our software for Advisable for Google Workspace is now open, apply at the moment.
|Change into an app Advisable for Google Workspace for 2023, apply at the moment.|
5. Handle Google Workspace APIs with ease
We just lately added a unified method to entry Google Workspace APIs by the Google Cloud Console—APIs for Gmail, Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Chat, Slides, Calendar, and plenty of extra. From there, you now have a central location to handle all of your Google Workspace APIs and consider all the aggregated metrics for the API in use. Watch this how-to video to get began.
|Builders can now handle their Google Workspace APIs from throughout the Google Cloud Console.|
6. Create surveys, questionnaires, and quizzes and consider the outcomes programmatically
The brand new Google Varieties API joins the massive household of APIs accessible to builders underneath Google Workspace. The Varieties API supplies programmatic entry for managing varieties, performing on responses, and empowering builders to construct highly effective integrations on prime of Varieties. Watch this introduction to the Google Varieties API to get began.
|The brand new Google Varieties API permits you to programmatically create and handle Varieties.|
7. Construct clever enterprise apps with No-Code and Low-Code
If you’re new to Apps Script, determining the place to start is usually a hurdle, this 12 months we launched 10 new pattern options that will help you get began to convey our quantity to greater than 30! From information evaluation to automated emails, you’ll discover pattern options to get you began rapidly.
AppSheet is Google’s platform for constructing no-code customized apps and workflows to automate enterprise processes. It lets app creators construct and deploy end-to-end apps and automations with out writing code.
The brand new Apps Script connector for AppSheet, launched this 12 months, ties every little thing collectively: AppSheet, Apps Script, Google Workspace, and Google Workspace’s many developer APIs. This integration lets no-code app builders utilizing AppSheet significantly prolong the capabilities of their no-code apps by permitting them to name and move information to Apps Script capabilities. A method to consider this integration is that it bridges no-code (AppSheet) with low-code (Apps Script).
AppSheet databases, introduced in preview this 12 months, is a built-in database for skilled and citizen builders to simply and securely handle their information. AppSheet databases will give customers entry to a straightforward to make use of, first get together database for creating and managing information. Get began and take a look at AppSheet for free.
|AppSheet databases at the moment are accessible in preview.|
8. Be taught to construct superb options on our YouTube channel
This 12 months, we launched our devoted YouTube channel for Google Workspace Builders. The channel serves as an ever-growing assortment of our most useful movies, permitting builders of all talent ranges and pursuits to study constructing options with Google Workspace.
|Our new YouTube channel for Google Workspace builders has dozens of how-to movies for you.|
9. Join with Cloud specialists and neighborhood as a Google Cloud Innovator
Group constructing is likely one of the simplest methods to assist builders, which is why we created Google Cloud Innovators.This new neighborhood program was designed for builders and technical practitioners utilizing Google Cloud and everyone seems to be welcome. In 2022, we kicked off the inaugural Innovators Hive, a dwell, interactive, and digital occasion for our international Innovators neighborhood. Hive provided wealthy technical content material offered by Champion Innovators and Google engineering leaders. Change into a Google Cloud Innovator at the moment.
|The Google Cloud Innovators program is open to all ranges of creators and builders.|
10. Combine and prolong Google Workspace: prime classes from Google I/O
Be taught in regards to the newest improvements and uncover how builders can combine and prolong Google Workspace. Listed below are a number of of my favourite classes from I/O:
11. Construct the way forward for work: prime classes from Google Cloud Subsequent
Watch on-demand movies from our greatest Cloud occasion of the 12 months and be taught from product specialists and companions to degree up your expertise.
12. Have interaction with the Google Workspace workforce and ecosystem at our Developer Summits
We additionally had our inaugural Google Workspace Developer Summit collection happen in Paris and London. It was a tremendous time assembly builders and IT groups from clients and companions that attended from all through the EMEA area. Be careful for a summit close to you in 2023 to be taught extra in regards to the newest growth options for Google Workspace from our Developer Advocates and construct connections with the developer neighborhood, subscribe to our publication to get notified.
|Builders collect at Google Paris for the Google Workspace Developer Summit.|
We’re grateful to you in serving to make 2022 an excellent 12 months for the Google Workspace developer neighborhood. We sit up for asserting extra improvements and having extra conversations with you in 2023. To maintain observe of all the newest bulletins and developer updates for Google Workspace please subscribe to our month-to-month publication. Blissful holidays and a peaceable New Yr!