Front End Engineer
The goal of this tutorial is to show users how to completely set up and use the Google Calendar API within their Appsmith applications.
A Google Account
An Appsmith App
In this short tutorial, I'd show you how to configure your google calendar API, and set it up on your Appsmith instance as an authenticated data source.
Want to skip straight to the template? Check it out here!
If you're planning to use Google Cloud Platform (GCP) services or APIs, you'll need to set up a project and obtain credentials, which include a Client ID and Client Secret. These credentials are essential for authenticating your application and authorising access to GCP resources. We'll guide you through the simple steps to get your GCP Client ID and Client Secret below.
Create a GCP Project
Before obtaining your Client ID and Client Secret, you'll need a GCP project. If you don't have one already, follow these steps:
Enable APIs and Services
To use GCP services and obtain credentials, you need to enable APIs and services for your project:
Create OAuth 2.0 Client Credentials
Now, it's time to generate your Client ID and Client Secret:
Retrieve Client ID and Client Secret
Once you've created your OAuth 2.0 Client ID, you'll see your credentials listed under the "OAuth 2.0 Client IDs" section in the Credentials page. Here, you can find your Client ID and Client Secret.
If you're an existing user, you can sign in to Appsmith or sign up for a new one (it's free!). We’ll walk through different steps to list our events!
Add the Client ID and Client Secret from Google Cloud Platform
Lastly, set the following config:
If you're interested in building a meeting scheduler similar to Calendly using Appsmith and the Google Calendar API, Appsmith provides a helpful template to get you started. You can find the template here. This template will assist you in creating a streamlined scheduling solution for your meetings, making it easier to manage your appointments and events efficiently.
With the steps outlined in this tutorial and the provided template, you'll be well on your way to creating powerful and productive applications that leverage Google Calendar data for better scheduling and time management. Happy coding!