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February 7, 2008

Google Calendar XML: Deciphering the Data

Filed under: ColdFusion, Google — Tags: , , , , — Steve Nelson @ 4:57 am
In my previous post we looked at getting a list of calendars using the Google API. We looked at how to make the request, but not what to do with the data Google sends back. When you make a request for a list of calendars, Google sends the list back in an xml format. Some of [...]

February 1, 2008

Google Calendar API: Using ColdFusion to get a list of Calendars

Filed under: ColdFusion, Google — Tags: , , , , — Steve Nelson @ 6:42 am
Before we handle the methods for editing a calendar, we need to make sure we’re editing the correct calendar. To do that we need to get a list of the calendars from Google. This method we’ll look at today is very simple. So, let’s jump right into the code. ::CODECOLORER_BLOCK_3:: We start with our usual two login [...]

January 31, 2008

Google Calendar API – Creating a new Calendar with ColdFusion

Filed under: ColdFusion, Google — Tags: , , , , — Steve Nelson @ 7:14 am
Now that we have finished with the crazy method of obtaining all the various tokens for accessing the Google API, let’s jump into our first Google Calendar API method. We will start by using the Google Calendar API to create a new calendar. This method is very straight forward. It’s just a matter of correctly [...]

January 30, 2008

Google API: Using gSessionId with AuthSub Part 4

Filed under: ColdFusion, Google — Tags: , , , — Steve Nelson @ 5:46 am
I swear this is a bug. It has to be a bug because it’s so ridiculous. If it’s not a bug, I hope someone can explain it. After you finish part 1 and part 2 of logging in using Google’s AuthSub. You’ll find it’s just not enough. Something really weird happens if you attempt to get [...]

January 28, 2008

Google API: Logging in with AuthSub Part 3

Filed under: ColdFusion, Google — Tags: , , , — Steve Nelson @ 8:43 pm
Remember that “next” variable that we passed to google in my previous post? That’s the URL that google will send our users to after they go through the approval process on They have to do two things, first login to, then either grant or deny your request to access their google data. If [...]

January 25, 2008

Google API: Logging in with AuthSub Part 2

Filed under: ColdFusion, Google — Tags: , , , — Steve Nelson @ 8:39 am
The first step of the AuthSub proxy process is very simple. Which is good. It’ll ease you into using the Google API. Below is the first function in my GoogleAuthenticate.cfc file. I’ll publish the full file after I cover the individual functions. Feel free to build the CFC and follow along. Basically all you [...]

January 24, 2008

Google API: The cool way to Login Part 1

Filed under: ColdFusion, Google — Tags: , , , — Steve Nelson @ 8:28 am
I’ve become addicted to Google. The company does some truly wonderful things. Not perfect by any means, but wonderful. Lately I have been playing around quite a bit with the Google calendar API and the Google spreadsheet API. Also…logging into the API, which is important to understand. I’ve written a few CFCs to access all [...]

January 22, 2008

Google Results via SMS, dial G-O-O-G-L-E

Filed under: Google, Mobile — Tags: , — Nat Papovich @ 1:09 pm
As Steve pointed out recently, Google has a phone/voice-based front-end to some of their search services. But did you also know that you can send an SMS text message to G-O-O-G-L-E (466453)? The best way to interact with it is to send a message like this: ::CODECOLORER_BLOCK_13:: This will return all business results for “pizza” in the [...]

January 21, 2008

The Google 411

Filed under: Google — Tags: — Steve Nelson @ 4:31 pm
This is pretty slick. Basically you call 1-800-Goog-411 (1-800-466-4411) and it gives you an audio version of the Google maps search engine. You can search for local businesses then they’ll redirect the call to them. Apparently it sends you a text message or something if you say “Map it”. I haven’t tried this yet because for [...]

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