Google CalDAV and CardDAV To Stay
Google CalDAV and CardDAV To Stay
Written by Ian Elliot   
Thursday, 06 June 2013

Credit where it is due - Google has changed its mind about dropping an open standard and has added one to its list of publicly accessible APIs. 

 

spookygoogle

Back in March Google announced that CalDAV, an open standard for accessing calendar data on the web, was being withdrawn from public view. It would only be available to Google's partners. 

This effective closure was another sin chalked up against Google and there was a lot of complaining - and quite rightly so. Now Google has announced that it has listened to requests to keep CalDAV public and added CardDAV, an open standard for accessing contact information, to its publicly available APIs.

Sadly, it does emphasize how little upbeat news there has been about Google's services recently, but let us not complain when something good has happened. 

In addition to making the two APIs available there are some updates. Both CalDAV and CardDAV are integrated with the Google API Console and they both make use of OAuth 2.0 for authentication. CalDAV has a courtesy limit of one million requests per day and CardDAV has a limit of 10,000 requests per day - both very reasonable. 

The APIs are both RESTful APIs and to use them all you have to do is sign up to Google and stay within the courtesy limits. The revised CalDAV API has a new end point. The old one, and the ability to use HTTP Basic Authentication, will be closed on September 16,2013. This will make existing apps stop working unless they are upgraded.

See - Google can be good.

Now about Reader, XMPP ...

 googledevsicon

Banner


esapple - ESP8266 As An Apple 1
30/12/2017

The ESP8266 is a marvel of modern technology a tiny $5 WiFi processor. The Apple 1 was a breakthrough design by Woz and now it is reborn as an emulation running on an ESP8266.



In-Demand Languages For 2018
03/01/2018

As we enter 2018, Java still holds sway as the most in-demand programming language although it saw a decrease in popularity in 2017. While it is still well behind, Python is in second place, is the la [ ... ]


More News

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 June 2013 )
 
 

   
Banner
RSS feed of news items only
I Programmer News
Copyright © 2018 i-programmer.info. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.