Google introduces new Gmail
API which enables developers to use Gmail features into applications and make it easier for others to integrate and use as Plug-in.
According to Google:
The Gmail API gives you flexible,The new
RESTfulaccess to the user's inbox, with a natural interface to Threads, Messages, Labels, Drafts, and History.
APIprovides RESTful access to an inbox and supports CRUD operations on email threads, messages, labels etc.
APIcan be used for a variety of applications including the cases where full inbox access is not required and the
APIcan be much quicker compared to IMAP to search for a particular email.
API provides fine-grained control to applications opposite to IMAP, where developers are required to obtain permission to the whole of an email inbox and therefore, will be restricted to:
- Read messages from Inbox
- Send messages
- Amend the labels affect to messages
- Search for specific messages