Google Apps

Play Framework 2.0: Generate TinyUrl With goo.gl API

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Google URL Shortener at goo.gl is a service that takes long URLs and squeezes them into fewer characters to make a link that is easier to share, tweet, or email. Steps to integrate with goo.gl : Step #1 : Register App with Google Register your App with Google through the API Console.  When you create your application, you register it with Google. Google then provides information Continue Reading

Providing a “Sign-in with Google” functionality using Scala

Reading Time: 4 minutes Continuing our series on providing authentication via third party OAuth/Open ID providers, in this post we look at Google. We have already covered sign in with Facebook and Sign in with Twitter in the past. We walk through a step by step scenario to make it work for a Lift based application. Most of the steps would be the same for Play as well. 1) Continue Reading

Google Apps Script And Getting Site Context

Reading Time: 2 minutes Google Script UI services enables to create rich UI in Google Sites. There is a bug where there is no way to find out directly where Google Apps Script is embedded in Sites. If you are faced with similar dilemma and need a workaround read on. This a critical issue when a script intended to be executed for multiple sites. In our case the requirement Continue Reading

Custom Versioning for Google Docs: Working with Google Docs on Google App Engine

Reading Time: 5 minutes Inphina, as an expert on Google App Engine and Google Apps has enabled many medium to large organizations leverage the cloud by building, migrating or re-engineering complex line of business applications to the cloud making significant reductions in their capex expenditure. Contact us at cloud@inphina.com As a last post in series of posts for building custom versioning for Google Docs, in this post, we would look at the interaction Continue Reading

Custom Versioning for Google Docs: Handling File Operations on Google App Engine

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the last post you saw how easy it was to use the functionality of GWTUpload and upload the file to the server. In this post we would look at the file handling for Google App Engine. As you would know that File operations are not allowed on the app engine. You can however, read from a file if it is uploaded as a part Continue Reading

Custom Versioning for Google Docs: Building GWT Gadget to Upload on App Engine

Reading Time: 4 minutes In my previous post, we talked about the the business case for building a custom versioning gadget for Google Docs. In this post, we would talk about the GWT gadget which we built for the purpose. The custom gadget looks like this As you would notice, we have a file uploader which can upload multiple files at once (of course you have to select them Continue Reading

Building Customized Versioning for Google Docs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Many of us are amazed by the collaboration and functionality that Google Docs provide, however when you are talking to enterprises, that too one of the largest BPO’s in the world, the situation gets a little different. There are some inherent needs of the enterprise which cannot be met right out of the box by Google products. I would like to present one such situation Continue Reading

Google Apps: Creating a Workflow Based Expense Tracking System

Reading Time: 5 minutes In my last example on Google Apps within the enterprise, you had seen how easy it was to implement a Leave tracking system with the help of Google Apps. In this post, we would look at the introduction of workflow in an expense system and also how easy it is to embed the system in your existing Google sites infrastructure. Note:- This example enhances the Continue Reading

Preparing a Leave Tracking System in less than 30 minutes with Google Apps

Reading Time: 3 minutes On one of our fun filled iBAT sessions, we decided to build something which would be quick and also have business value for Inphina. Amongst the top candidates was a leave tracking system. Inphina is an Agile organization and believes that when one has to take a leave then one has to take a leave. But, our accountants also need the records for accounting and Continue Reading

Creating a Management Dashboard with Google Apps in 10 minutes

Reading Time: 4 minutes All of us have had situations in which, the enterprise that we are working with, would like to have quick snapshots of the various metrics on the dashboard. These should not only be readily available, but also be refreshed with real data in real-time so that the latest on the health of the organization/business is at the fingertips. We had a similar situation when we Continue Reading

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