Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Advanced Services: URL Shortener, part of Learning Google Apps Script (2013).
Now, there's one more thing I want…to mention, and that's the advanced Google Services.…At the time of recording, these were all experimental.…Which means you probably shouldn't use them in a…production environment, where you have to rely on them.…But they're a separate class of services, they can do some pretty cool stuff.…I'll take you through using one of them,…the URL Shortener, just to get you started.…URL shortener takes a long URL, and turns it into a link with only a few characters.…You've probably…seen them around the internet.…bit.ly, is.gd, and in the case of Google's, go.gl.…
This is a pretty handy service for links that are easy to…write down from a whiteboard, or paste into an email or chat message.…So these advanced Google services leverage some of Google's more powerful APIs.…And so to use them, you have to enable them.…Here in a script project, I'll go to Resources, and Use Google APIs.…I'll turn on UrlShortener, click down here on the Google APIs…Console link, and I'll scroll to the bottom of this list.…
- What is Google Apps Script?
- Creating and editing files with Apps Services
- Storing data for your script
- Using events and triggers in containers
- Building custom spreadsheet functions
- Sharing your script as a web app
- Serving JSON or XML from your script
- Publishing your app in the Chrome Web Store