TU5.3 - Google Workspace Development: Now with a Side of Smart Chips!
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(07:35) Create Resource Smart Chips: Developers can now create resource smart chips, which allow users to create new resources directly from a document, such as creating a new support case or task.
(09:56) Improved Authentication Flow: The authentication flow for smart chips has been simplified, making it easier for administrators to install and authorize add-ons for their users.
(11:14) Narrow Scopes for Increased Security: Smart chips use narrow scopes, which only allow access to the specific links and data necessary for the chip to function. This helps to improve security and reduce the risk of data breaches.
(15:50) Easy Implementation: Smart chips are relatively easy to implement, with a simple Manifest file and a few lines of code. This makes them accessible to developers of all skill levels.
(18:02) Customizable Interface: Developers have the flexibility to customize the interface of their smart chips, including the title, icon, and summary information. This allows them to create chips that are visually appealing and consistent with their brand.
(23:33) Multiple Triggers: Smart chips can be triggered by multiple URL patterns, allowing developers to create a single chip that can handle different types of links. This simplifies the development process and improves the user experience.
(28:30) Card Service Builder Tool: Google provides a Card Service Builder tool that simplifies the process of creating card interfaces for smart chips. This tool allows developers to easily add widgets, customize the layout, and preview their chips before publishing them.
(30:13) Link Previews in Chat: In addition to documents, smart chips can also be used to preview links in chat applications. This allows users to quickly see information about a link without having to leave the chat window.
(30:48) Actionable Buttons: Smart chips can include actionable buttons that allow users to take actions directly from the chip, such as assigning a task or creating a new resource. This streamlines workflows and improves productivity.
(46:35) AI Integration: Smart chips can be integrated with AI services, such as Gemini, to extract meaningful information from text and generate summaries. This can be used to create chips that provide users with relevant and concise information.
Broadcast Date: 07 February 2024
There have been a number of saucy updates and announcements around Smart Chips and other integrations to Google Docs, as well as Sheets and Slides. In this episode we review how you can start to create Google Workspace Add-ons for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides users which let you preview links from your third-party services. In addition we will be dipping into how you can let users of Google Docs add third-party resources from the @ menu.
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