Ahh, Google and Apple. It’s nice to see these two tech innovators continuing to work together in harmony.
Google has just released a set of APIs in their GData Objective-C Client Library that will allow iPhone developers to use Google APIs alongside Apple’s APIs in the iPhone SDK. Of course, all applications written in Objective-C should be able to take advantage of the new Google APIs, but the real draw here is the iPhone compatibility.
Included in the new Google APIs is the Google Blogger API, Google Spreadsheet API, Google Contacts API and YouTube API – which allows the iPhone users to directly upload videos to YouTube or edit their Google contacts on the fly.
“Perhaps you want your iPhone software to send photos to a Picasa Web Albums account, or keep a journal of phone calls automatically in Blogger. Maybe your iPhone application accesses a database of information from a Google Spreadsheet or from Google Base. With the Google Data APIs Objective-C Client Library, creating software for these tasks is straightforward.”
“If you are writing iPhone software, just drag the “GData Sources” group folder from the GData project file into your iPhone project, and use the GData APIs as you would when writing a Mac application. “
Sweet. Now we just wait to see if Apple see fit to give us iPhone owners some video-recording love with the next firmware update.
Find more information about the GData Objective-C Client Library here.
[Via: iPhone Atlas]