At the TechEd Europe event earlier today, Microsoft launched the APIs of Office 365 and its corresponding SDKs for iOS and Android. This is an exciting news, as very soon you will start seeing many apps on the said platforms that interact with Office suites.
The preview of Office 365 APIs was already available, but now this will provide developers will a lot more features. They will now be able to make apps which would interact with the Office suite’s mails, files, calendar, contacts. An example of this would be, a reminder app that interacts with Office’s calendar, note-taking apps, and emails etc.
One early adopted of these new APIs is IFTTT. For those who are unfamiliar, IFTTT (“if this then that”), is a web service that connects many other web apps and services to perform certain actions given a set of criteria. With IFTTT connections, you can expect to get an SMS everytime you get an email (handy if you are in a region with terrible data network), among other integrations.
The company also announced that its mobile device management software, Intune is getting updated to include support for Office mobile and Office 365.Further reading: Android, iOS, Microsoft, Office 365