Today at Google I/O, we announced many enhancements to
Google Apps Script to help you build richer applications and share
your apps with users. Apps Script began
as a tool for helping users get more done with
their Google spreadsheets. Over time, Apps Script has grown to handle
much more. It's a platform to extend Google spreadsheets and
Sites, and a convenient way to create web applications.
We launched script.google.com as
a destination for Apps Script developers. You can now create scripts
or from Google Drive. Plus, your projects are now
stored in Google Drive, and you can share them just like a Google
document or spreadsheet.
can help you create beautiful interfaces using Apps
Script. HtmlService allows you to create web apps using HTML,
apps. HtmlService uses Google Caja to
ensure that the HTML content served by your web apps is safer for
you and your users.
We also launched a better way to store your
application's data, ScriptDb
. Every script now has an embedded JSON database. You no
longer have to rely on a spreadsheet to store the data. Using
ScriptDb, you can store a larger volume of data and search easily. We
designed ScriptDb to be easy to use. It doesn't need connection
strings or special passwords, and you can directly store and search
different format. You can learn more about ScriptDb
on the Google Apps Script Developers page.
There are also now more options for deploying your web
app. Your apps can now, with authorization, run as the user behind
the keyboard, not just the script owner. This brings a new level of
versatility to web apps built with Apps Script.
Finally, we wanted to make it easy to
distribute your apps. You can now publish
your apps in the Chrome Web Store . Register and
package your app directly from the Publish menu in Google Apps
Script. Then customize your listing from the Chrome Web Store and
publish your app to the world.
We added a lot of new functionality to Apps Script, so in
addition to our developer
reference documentation , we've also created a new
user guide . If you need further help you can reach out
to us on
Stack Overflow . You can also make feature requests and
report issues on the Apps
Script page on Google Code.
Building with Google Apps Script has become a lot easier
and more powerful. We can't wait to see what you build. Happy