Developers and Gmail users will be please to learn that Google has this week announced that the Google Gmail API now officially supports push notifications.
The announcement was made over the weekend during the Google I/O developer conference and will add a wealth of new features for both developers and users to enjoy.
Eric DeFriez of the Gmail Extensibility Team explains a little more :
“If your app needs to keep up with changes in a Gmail mailbox, whether it’s new mail being received or a label being added, you are likely familiar with periodically polling the Gmail API’s history feed for updates. If you find this tedious, we have good news for you. Today we’re launching push notifications for the Gmail API.
Just subscribe to a Gmail mailbox and whenever a change occurs, the Gmail API will instantly notify your server using webhooks or another Cloud Pub/Sub API notification method. No polling required.
Check out the developers’ guide at https://developers.google.com/gmail/api/guides/push to get started. We can’t wait to see what you build.”
For more information on the new Gmail API push notifications jump over to the Google website for details via the link below.
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