August 2nd, 2007 | Published in Google Code
Well, maybe it can't cut your old tennis shoes in half, but now you can import your spreadsheets and word processor documents into Google Documents using the new Documents List API. Previously, the only way to upload documents was manually through the UI. Now you can create applications to do this programmatically, making it faster and easier to import large numbers of documents. For no extra charge this new feed can also be used to retrieve existing documents by searching the document title, contents, or type.
Naturally, we already have documentation and samples for you to peruse on the Documents List API Developer's Guide. For those wanting a lower level introduction there is also the Reference Guide. A snazzy new API deserves a snazzy new group, so we've reincarnated the Google Spreadsheets data API group as Google Docs Data APIs. This new group is here to handle all your unanswered questions about the Documents List API and the Spreadsheets API.
Many of you requested this new API on our Feature Request page and we are very excited to see the applications you create with it. Please feel free to share your project on our discussion group!