Gmail Becomes an App Platform

Gmail Becomes an App Platform

Beginning today, developers have the ability to create mashups based on the actual contents of users’ Gmail inboxes. That’s because Google Code Labs has enabled OAuth for Gmail. The tool gives users the option of giving third parties access to their accounts, but does not reveal their passwords to those third parties.

Already one company has announced a service which uses the new feature: Syphir offers advanced filtering capabilities for Gmail inboxes based on the contents of their messages.

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