After recently being elevated to the post of Chief Innovation Officer at Ozonetel , the pressure was on me to come up with something innovative soon :) So, it was all too well that Google announced the Gmail API at Google IO around a week back. I quickly scanned through the API and found that it was reasonably well documented and with easy to use endpoints to play around with my emails in Gmail. To test the functionality of the API, I decided to build a Gmail alternative using the API. I wanted to see how much of a functionality of Gmail I could recreate. I wanted to see if I could build something, using which I could perform my daily email operations without using Gmail directly. Turns out, it is possible to do exactly that using the API. So, in this post, I will give a brief description of how I achieved that. At the end, I will list some innovative ideas that can be built on the Gmail API. 1. Authorize The first step was to get the right authorization tokens to use the Gma
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