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Kloudless announces PlanGrid integration

When it comes to companies that need access to a multitude of files and documents across all available cloud file storage options, few surpass those in the construction business. From initial blueprints and submittals, to RFIs and photos; document creation and transferral is the backbone of the construction industry. Hanley Wood, an analytics-driven and construction-focused … Continue Reading

Kloudless announces Procore integration

When it comes to companies that need access to a multitude of files and documents across all available cloud file storage options, few surpass those in the construction business. From initial blueprints and submittals to RFIs and photos, document creation and transferral is the backbone of the construction industry. Hanley Wood, an analytics-driven and construction-focused … Continue Reading

4 helpful ways to get the most out of S3-compatible services with the Kloudless Unified Storage API

Amazon S3, or Simple Storage Service, is the web’s most popular object storage service. Unlike file storage, which is usually accessed through a visual interface, S3 and S3-compatible object storage services are accessed through a REST API. Each object in an S3-compatible service is stored as a file with its metadata included and is given … Continue Reading

Cross-account Calendar Availability

Kloudless offers a Unified Calendar API that supports Google Calendar, Outlook Calendar, CalDAV, and iCloud (via CalDAV). In our previous post, we covered how to find a meeting time that worked for multiple users via the Google Calendar API. Unsurprisingly, Outlook Calendar also supports this functionality by providing when users are free or busy via … Continue Reading

Size Doesn’t Matter: Why I Moved From Big Company to Small Startup with David Yu, Director of Engineering (Part 1)

Name: David YuTitle: Director of EngineeringHobbies: Movies/TV, grow flowers, pop music, karaoke (used to) Favorite ice cream flavor: Brandied Cherry David Yu is the Director of Engineering at Kloudless Taipei. Previously, he worked at Trend Micro, a Taiwanese multinational cyber security and defense company for 11 years. His core responsibilities include planning engineering projects, managing … Continue Reading

Working with Documents via the PlanGrid API

Stepping into the Construction scene PlanGrid, the leading construction productivity software, is one of Kloudless’ earliest customers. PlanGrid uses the Kloudless File Explorer to allow contractors to transfer documents and drawings from and to cloud storage services such as Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and more, using Kloudless’ unified Cloud Storage API. In the recent past, … Continue Reading

Introducing shared Kloudless projects for teams

Kloudless enables developers to integrate several third-party apps by writing code just once. Developers rarely work alone though; the majority of Kloudless projects that reach production involve multiple developers from the same team or company. Until recently, Kloudless developers either had to share credentials to collaborate on the same Kloudless project, or work on individual … Continue Reading

Converting third-party IDs to Kloudless ones

In our previous post, we covered how to use the Pass-through API in conjunction with the Kloudless unified APIs to make requests to any endpoint supported by the upstream service. In several cases, apps need to subsequently use data in the response received from upstream APIs with other Kloudless API endpoints. This poses a challenge … Continue Reading

Extending the Kloudless API with custom requests

What a Unified API provides The process Kloudless uses to create a Unified API could occupy an entire blog post of its own, but a synopsis is that Kloudless identifies the core value proposition of a category of software apps, such as CRM or Cloud Storage services, and defines API endpoints and data models that … Continue Reading

Searching in Salesforce with SOSL Queries

The Salesforce API offers two options for searching for records within Salesforce: SOQL, (Salesforce Object Query Language and SOSL) and SOSL (Salesforce Object Search Language) which are available in Salesforce’s REST API. How do the two differ? Well, SOQL functions as their version of the SQL SELECT statement for Salesforce Objects (sObjects) and is utilized … Continue Reading