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 [...]
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 Google.com. They have to do two things, first login to Google.com, then either grant or deny your request to access their google data. If [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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:
This will return all business results for “pizza” in the [...]
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 [...]
This article is really a must-read. Some sites are just fast, fast, fast (like Gmail). Others are always slow, no matter the pipe you have (like wired.com). Aaron Hopkins will tell you why. (I ripped this link from here.)