New API To Access Google Sites

Google enterprise on Thursday announced plans to introduce a new application programming interface (API) that will provide access to Google Sites, the company's service for creating and hosting collaborative content and Web sites. The new application according to the report will enable users to import files and content from applications like Microsoft SharePoint and Lotus Notes.

The API allows developers to access, modify and delete Web pages and data, upload or download attached files, review a Site's revision history, and show recent user activity.

The Google Sites API is being released through Google Labs and Google is also releasing code that makes use of the API, like the open-source Google Sites import/export tool. The new API is being introduced in response to a number of requests from developers and Google Sites users who want to move data into Google Sites from other programs.