Well, Google is always launching something novel and out of the box. The company has today announced the launch of its Google Slides application programming interface (API). The interface will enable third-party tools to integrate with and let users do interesting stuff with their presentation, inside of the cloud-based Google’s Slide presentation-building service.
The company announced that it was working on the API at its Google I/O developer conference in May. And now, the results are out there for everyone to admire.
Today, we’re announcing the general availability of the Google Slides API which gives developers programmatic access to create and update presentations in Slides from any data source.
According to Google G Suite product manager, Vishnu Sivaji
Now, your teams can use a number of ready-to-go integrations to turn your business data into presentations, with just a click.
Various companies that already offer their services through Google’s API, include Conga, Lucidchart, Trello, and Zapier.
To explain the the use of the API and its integration with Trello, the company’s product marketing manager Brian Cervino wrote in a blog post that the user can take an existing board and turn it into a full presentation in Slides by clicking upon a single link. In Zapier, there are a bunch of “Zaps” involving Google Slides, which enable the user to refresh the data in a chart in an existing presentation or create a new presentation based on a previous one.
In May Google demonstrated an integration of the Slides API into Salesforce’s SalesforceIQ tool. Google is also working with ProsperWorks, AODocs, and Form Publisher.
This move to divulge the API came right after the introduction of the Microsoft Graph, which provides a single API endpoint for multiple tools.
Well, how can one even imagine that after Microsoft introduced an interface, Google will not launch something similar — and perhaps even better! Anyhow! If you want to check out the newly launched API or if you are looking to test it with integrations of your own, you will need to pay the Google Developers Console a visit.