As you may know, we
have APIs for many of Zoho’s services. And we have a good many services
implementing our APIs. This allows both Zoho’s and our API partner’s customers to be mutually benefited. A sample list of API Partners here.
we’re excited to announce the API for Zoho Projects. Developers
can extend the project management and collaboration capabilities through our APIs and can build their own customized applications for their business needs. We’ve tried to make the API follow the REST (Representational State Transfer) principles and generate a XML/ JSON object which
allows you to access / read / write Zoho Projects data from third-party
systems like Google/Yahoo gadgets, web
sites, billing & invoicing systems, other web-based products and do much more.
How can you access and use this API ?
Amit Agarwal has a nice blog post explaining how to download all your documents from Google Docs as a zip. If you want to have a back up of your Google Docs online, you can do so using Zoho Docs. Zoho Docs allows uploading of zip files and you can upload the zip file downloaded from Google to Zoho Docs. The slide show below shows the steps involved in backing up your Google Docs in Zoho Docs.
Recently we announced the integration between Google Apps and Zoho Projects. That integration allows you to attach a Google Docs file to the Documents module of Zoho Projects. We are coming up with more such exciting integrations soon. Stay tuned.
Ali Shabdar, one of Zoho users came up with a great new book on Zoho titled Foundation Zoho: Work and Create Online. It is currently available on Amazon for $19.79.
According to Ali, this is what the book is about…
- How to use Zoho.com as an at home and work office and productivity tool. Work but have fun as well.
- What Cloud Computing is and how it is important and is used in practice.
- Adopt Zoho.com as your daily business and at home
- Do it yourself (DIY) solutions, that requires little or no technical knowledge nor is support required.
how Zoho can play a key role in the future of business applications, to
increase productivity and collaboration, while at the same time
minimizing and all but eliminating costs and overhead.
- How to use all of the major Zoho applications; and how to incorporate them into daily activities.
- How to increase productivity and collaboration in business using these applications.
Our friends at Box.net have been busy lately with some exciting
integrations. Today they announced the integration between Box and Salesforce.
As you may know, Zoho is integrated into Box.net. Box is one of our first partners to integrate our APIs into their storage system. You can edit your documents, spreadsheets and presentations within Box using Zoho editors. We are glad to see this functionality available in Salesforce as well.
We have had many users asking for Zoho editors within Salesforce. Given our history, it didn’t happen. If you like Zoho apps for editing docs, check out the new Box.net’s integration with Salesforce.
Have you ever felt that it would be nice if your Zoho Creator application could do with a different layout or color or font? Think no more. You can apply different layouts, colors, fonts and loads of other customizations to your Zoho Creator applications. No you don’t have to be an html or css expert to do that. As is the norm at Zoho Creator, all this is possible at the click of a mouse.
Zoho Creator offers 6 different layouts for your applications. You can choose from Pane Left, Pane Right, Tabs,Tabbed Pane Left, Tabbed Pane Right and Dropdown menus. You can segregate your forms/views into various sections and apply the required layout so that your application gets the right look.
Did you say what about the feel? Of course of course. We took care of that too. Zoho Creator offers 3 built in themes which can be applied to an application. Themes define the colour scheme of the application viz the colors that will be applied to the header strip, the component header, the buttons on the forms, etc., the over all font that will be applied to the application, the different styles that will be applied to the headers/tabs/ component headers/ forms/ views etc and so on.…
Sridhar took part in NBC’s Sunday morning business show, Press:Here. This week’s episode was hosted by reporter Scott McGrew and Sridhar was accompanied by CEOs of Immersion Corp (Clent Richardson) and Extreme Networks (Mark Canepa). The invited CEOs and the show’s host discuss a host of topics from technology in the Valley to the American economy to international markets to H1Bs – Press:Here Episode 31 “CEO Show” Part 1 and Part 2.
Thanks to Scott McGrew, the NBC and the CEOs of Extreme Networks & Immersion Corp for the nice discussion.…