May 29th, 2008 | Published in Google Code
We here on the Contacts team are thrilled with the response we've been getting for the new Contacts API, but we always knew it could be better. And now it is. We've been listening to your feedback, and are happy to announce several new features:
Support for contact groups
Have you ever wanted to group your contacts? Ever wanted to get your Google contact groups? Now you can create, read, edit and delete contact groups.
Support for contact photos
Google contacts API now gives you access to contact photos. You can read, edit and remove photos through the API.
Support for extended properties
Have you ever wanted to add new properties to a contact? Thought that the contact element does not have enough fields? Extended property allow you to store client-specific properties.
Support for batch processing
Google Contacts API now allows you to collect multiple insert, update, delete and query operations in one request. Please see http://code.google.com/apis/gdata/batch.html for more information. Please also note that the maximum number of operations per request is 100.
We are not resting on our laurels - by continuous tracking of Google Contacts API group (http://groups.google.com/group/google-contacts-api) we want to select the best ideas for extending our feeds and make your life easier.
The documentation has been updated and is located at:
and if you happen to find bugs or have suggestions, please post them here: