“This snippet explains how you can read and parse RSS feeds with Google Apps Script. The script reads the feed using URLFetchApp, translates the RSS Feed and then serves it as an RSS feed using the ContentService (the mime type is set to RSS). Also, the feed content is cached for an hour to reduce the number of URL fetch requests."
"awarding Mozilla Open Badges through a complete badge environment that handles questions, marking, badge assertion, persona authentication and Mozilla backpack awards. I introduced this in a previous post, but now that I've added the last stage of Persona and Mozilla integration, you can actually move these badges into your openbadges backpack"
Eric Koleda "created using Apps Script called Feed+ (http://goo.gl/p1F0W), which allows you to create RSS feeds from your Google Plus activities" Eric has "finally got around to cleaning up the source code and I am now ready to share it with the world!"
“I kept missing the weekly Apps Script Office Hours, so I wrote a script that will send me an email whenever +Eric Koleda mentions "Office Hours." I've used it the past couple of weeks, and so far, it seems to have worked well."
"My team at GOV.UK was tasked with creating a series of high-level metrics reports which could be sent daily to ministers and senior civil servants of several government departments, with the data customised for each department.
We discovered that an added bonus of pulling data into a Google spreadsheet was that it also allowed us to publish the data to a Google site. This helped us display data to stakeholders without adding lots of users to our Google Analytics account."
The integration between Google Analytics and Apps Script has opened up lots of opportunities for me to make life easier through automation. In a recent blog post on my agency's website, I outlined how an automated report can quickly “heatmap” conversion rate by time and day. The aim of the report is to provide actionable analysis to inform decisions on day-part bidding and budget strategies.
I was recently asked to write a guest post for Big Data Week on using Google Apps as an interface for Big Data. For the post I decided to revisit an old recipe which uses Google Sheets (Spreadsheets) and Google Apps Script to interface the Twitter and Google Analytics API. One of the results is the bubble graph shown which shows who has been tweeting my blog posts, how many visits their tweet generated, the number of retweets and how many followers the person has. You can read more about his this was done and get a copy of the template in the post.
"Forwarding emails to Evernote to turn them into notes is one of Evernote's awesome features. However, if you want those notes tagged or in a specific notebook, you have to adjust the subject line. A much easier and faster method is to use this Google Apps Script with Gmail."