Google Deskbar API

posted on 2004-11-22 at 22:48:07 by Joel Ross

Apparently, a public API is the cool thing to do. And we all know Google is cool! So that's why they released an API for Google Deskbar. What can you do with it? The SDK shows how to search your Outlook contacts and generating a random password.

Other ideas? Search and play a music files, solve equations, or send instant messages.

How about this? Write a plug in that can talk to all of your communication software (ICQ, AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Trillian, Skype, etc.). Then type in a status into the Google deskbar, and have it change your status for you. Now, that would be useful.

The SDK requires the .NET Framework, and you can code against it using the any .NET language. That's prety cool. I may have to give that a try someday.

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