Hacking Google Slides as a voice enabled presentation tool using Google Apps Script
I always enjoy presenting at DevFest as usually it is a reason to explore something new. In the case of DevFest London it was an opportunity to think about how voice interfaces could be used as part of a Google Slide presentation. In this post I’ll share some of the ideas I explored and how they did/didn’t work out.
Repost: Sending bulk email (mail merge) using Gmail and Google Sheets
Simplify the process of producing visually rich mail merges using Gmail and combining it with data from Google Sheets. With this solution you can automatically populate an email template created as a Gmail draft with data from Google Sheets. Merged emails are sent from your Gmail account allowing you to respond to recipient replies.
Apps Script Pulse – Sharing Google Apps Script community content
Apps Script Pulse is a new space to keep up-to-date with the latest contributions from the Google Apps Script community. Pulse is designed to compliment other community spaces – with the Apps Script Stack Overflow site supporting Q&A, the Apps Script Google Group providing a discussion space and the new G Suite Solutions Gallery providing […]
Google Apps Script Patterns: Celebrating 10 years by revisiting mail merge/bulk emailing
TL;DR A new solution for creating and distribute visually rich bulk emails with Gmail and Google Sheets. On 19 August 2019 Google Apps Script celebrated 10 years of general access. Apps Script has come a long way in the 10 years as you can see from the announcement blog post and launch video also embedded […]
Google Apps Script Patterns: Writing custom formulas/functions and handling single and range inputs
Custom functions have been in Google Apps Script since it’s public launch in 2009. These let you extend Google Sheets function list allowing you to create and share your own spreadsheet formula. The official Google Developer docs for Custom Functions are very comprehensive and in this post I just want to highlight one pattern for detecting and handling user inputs.
G Suite, Apps Script and App Maker posts from Google Next ’19
I was unfortunately unable to attend Google Cloud Next ‘19 this year because of other work commitments. Attending last year was a great opportunity to both hear and discover what was going on in the world of G Suite, Apps Script and App Maker. Fortunately my fellow Experts have been busy sharing their discoveries so […]
Google Apps Script Patterns: Creating conversational interfaces with Dialogflow
In a recent episode of Totally Unscripted I demonstrated how you can use the Dialogflow service as a way to allow you to add conversational interfaces to your Google Apps Script projects. Dialogflow is now owned by Google and it already integrates with a number of its existing services like Cloud Speech-to-Text. Dialogflow isn’t limited […]