New Google Apps Script Dashboard; Product Listing Ads on Google Shopping; v201204 of the DFP API Launched

A new experimental Google Apps Script Dashboard launched let you use to monitor the health of 10 major services. It also provides a detailed view into the quota restrictions in Apps Script.Here are the features of the new Apps Script Dashboard:The dashboard offers a view into past and present states of 10 major Apps Script […]

A new experimental Google Apps Script Dashboard launched let you use to monitor the health of 10 major services. It also provides a detailed view into the quota restrictions in Apps Script.

Here are the features of the new Apps Script Dashboard:

  1. The dashboard offers a view into past and present states of 10 major Apps Script services. The past view goes back one week.
  2. Each Apps Script service has three states on the dashboard: Normal Service, Known Issues and Investigating.
  3. The Known Issues state signals that we know about the issues in that service and are working to fix them.
  4. Quotas are displayed for three different types of user accounts: Consumer accounts (for example @gmail.com accounts), Google Apps (free) accounts, and Google Apps for Business, EDU and Government accounts.

"Consumer accounts have quota of 1 hour of CPU time per day for executing triggers. Imagine the extent of automation that can happen for each user with triggers. And how about 20,000 calls to any external APIs. Now that packs in a lot of 3rd party integration with the likes of Salesforce.com, Flickr, Twitter and other APIs. So, if you are thinking of building extensions in Google Apps for your product, then don't forget to leverage the UrlFetch Service which has OAuth built-in. Event managers can create 5,000 calendar events per day and SQL aficionados get 10,000 JDBC calls a day," wrote Google.

Check out the new Apps Script Dashboard.

Google Apps Script Dashboard

Google Apps Script Dashboard Quotas

In other Google developer news, v201204 of the DFP API has launched and comes added with custom fields, expanded team and user functionality, and updated conversion reports columns.

Also, the following versions will be retiring for support: v201103, v201104, and v201107 on May 11th.

"Custom fields is a new feature to the API that lets you add attributes to entities, such as orders and line items. For example, you can add your own field to a line item that would let salespeople add comments as a string. Those comments would then be placed into custom field values that are added to each line item. Support for custom fields will be coming or the DFP UI soon, but if you have this feature enabled on your network now, you'll be able to start working with them right away," explains DFP API Team.

A full list of features can be found on release notes page.

Google, has also started showing images in ads called "Product Listing Ads" on its Google Shopping. "You can expect to start seeing more of these images show up on the right of the search results page in the coming weeks - just in time for Mother's Day," posted Kate Conroy, AdWords Product Specialist, Google Australia.

"For example, if you're a new parent who is hoping a baby swing might finally get you some peace and quiet, our new Product Listing Ads make it easier to find, compare and choose the perfect sanity-saver, even at 2am at night," Conroy explains:

Google Shopping showing images in ads called Product Listing Ads