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Monitoring recurring events in Google Calendar via Kloudless

Calendaring systems such as Google and Outlook Calendar describe recurring events via recurrence rules that indicate the frequency and duration of the series of events, along with any other special rules. Check out our past blog post here for more information on recurring events and their format in the Kloudless API. The blog post linked … 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

Finding a time to meet via the Google Calendar API

In any organization, users commonly need to see when others are available to meet on a given day, or over a certain time period. This information helps schedule meetings, and also book resources such as rooms or equipment. Our own organization uses Google Calendar for this purpose, as shown below. Apps integrating with Google Calendar … Continue Reading

Introducing the Kloudless Postman collection

We’re excited to announce that Kloudless developers now have access to a pre-built Postman collection to quickly connect accounts and test out API requests. Try it out here: Kloudless is a unified API platform that enables you to easily integrate several cloud services with a single implementation. Postman is an API development environment that streamlines … Continue Reading

Transferring Box file ownership while preserving version history

Data security apps integrate with several different cloud providers via Kloudless, enabling them to offer solutions such as Data Loss Prevention across multiple content repositories without having to learn the ins-and-outs of each one. Security-oriented apps commonly need to identify malicious or compromised files or objects. For example, by scanning through all content in a … Continue Reading

How unified APIs work with custom fields

Kloudless provides a unified API that enables developers to integrate several software apps with a single implementation. Unified APIs like Kloudless provide an abstraction layer to handle the different data models that each third-party service defines. The API layer provides a common set of functionality, and fills in gaps where needed. For this to be … Continue Reading

Popular cloud apps' API authentication schemes: OAuth 2.0, API Keys, and more

Kloudless provides unified APIs to connect to several cloud apps with a single implementation. Kloudless engineers commonly field questions on how users connect their cloud accounts to Kloudless apps and how the process works across the different authentication schemes cloud providers use. The Kloudless API’s abstraction layer begins right from authentication; Kloudless provides a uniform … Continue Reading

IDs: under the hood

Few attributes are as routinely used in the Kloudless API as the ID. This string that uniquely identifies an object is core to all of Kloudless’ REST endpoints. After all, almost the entire Kloudless API centers around either CRUD operations on objects or queries that return an object or set of objects. Best practices in … Continue Reading

Is Google Drive a tree or a graph?

Google Drive is one of the most popular consumer and business cloud storage SaaS apps today. Like many cloud storage providers, Google Drive has a desktop app users use to sync files between their local file-system and their cloud account. This mirrors neatly with the organization of files in Google Drive, which are located in … Continue Reading