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Y! Mail Application Development Platform. Open Hack day 14 th Feb 2009. Agenda. An Introduction Application Scope Becoming a OpenMail hacker What is a View? Application Configuration Building your first OpenMail application Available APIs Reference. Introduction.

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agenda
Agenda
  • An Introduction
  • Application Scope
  • Becoming a OpenMail hacker
  • What is a View?
  • Application Configuration
  • Building your first OpenMail application
  • Available APIs
  • Reference
introduction
Introduction
  • It is a platform for developing applications that can work on top of users Inbox
  • Also called Yahoo! Mail Development Platform
  • Can convert 'Inbox' to a ’More Smarter Inbox' through applications providing rich functionality
  • Ability to share applications with others
application scope
Application Scope
  • Accessing Mail Features
    • Application can get access to user’s e-mail content (on a manual drag-drop basis only)‏
    • Application can trigger a new mail 'Compose' ( but cannot automatically send a mail)‏
  • Accessing Yahoo! Calender
    • Application can ’Add a new event’
  • Accessing user’s data on Yahoo! Network
    • Either using YQL or individual Yahoo! Property level webservice (e.g Mail, Answers etc)
  • Application Rendering Options
    • Tabbed View and Dialog View
  • Application Space
    • Each application gets a storage space of 5 mb for application components ( js, css, images etc)
  • Only available with ’All new Yahoo! Mail’ (not with Yahoo! Mail Classic)
becoming a openmail hacker
Becoming a OpenMail Hacker
  • Collect a OpenMail hacker ID(one per team)‏ and test Yahoo! IDs from us
  • Login to the test Yahoo! ID
  • Register all your test Yahoo! ID under the hacker ID by logging into http://om1.mail.vip.mud.yahoo.com/openmail/dev_activate.php
  • Start you development at http://om1.mail.vip.mud.yahoo.com/openmail/devtool.php
what is a view
What is a View?

Each page of an open Mail Application is called a view

A view is simply HTML that can be rendered inside the Mail UI

An application can be collection of one/more views

application configuration
Application Configuration
  • XML based application Config
    • For outlining application launch methods
      • E.g clicking on application, drag of a message on application etc
    • For configuring which and what type (Tabbed/Dialog) of view to trigger upon application launch
building your first openmail application
Building your first OpenMail application
  • Login to the developer tool and create a new Application
  • Goto 'Views' tab and create a new view, say 'HelloMail'
  • Add some HTML to display 'Hello Mail' and save it
  • Login to mail with the test Yahoo! ID
  • Click on 'Add' near Applications section and add your application
available apis
Available APIs
  • Web Services
    • Request are sent through Adobe Flash
    • Requests have a crossdomain.xml file configured to accept '*.yimg.com' domains
    • Use openmail.Application.callWebService method to make the call
    • More info at http://om0001.mail.mud.yahoo.com/om/docs/OpenapiPublic/Application.html
  • For generating Views
    • openmail.Application.openView()
    • openmail.Application.closeView()
    • More info at http://om0001.mail.mud.yahoo.com/om/docs/OpenapiPublic/Application.html
available apis contd
Available APIs contd...
  • Interacting with Mail
    • openmail.Mail.compose() - used to compose a new mail
    • openmail.Mail.search() - this method will initiate a keyword search inside mail
    • More info at http://om0001.mail.mud.yahoo.com/om/docs/OpenapiPublic/Mail.html
  • Accessing Application Data
    • openmail.Application.setData() – persistently stores the given key-value pair object in the application space
    • Openmail.Application.getData() – retrieve the values of the keys from the application space
    • More info at http://om0001.mail.mud.yahoo.com/om/docs/OpenapiPublic/Application.html
available apis contd1
Available APIs contd...
  • Miscellaneous APIs
    • AuthService Class is available for making authorized web service calls.
    • Supports OAuth (2 and 3 legged) and BBAuth
    • openmail.Calendar.addEvent() method for adding a new event in Yahoo! Calender
    • For detailed information refer http://om0001.mail.mud.yahoo.com/om/docs/OpenapiPublic/
references
References
  • Open Mail Dev Tool - http://om1.mail.vip.mud.yahoo.com/openmail/devtool.php
  • API Documentation - http://om0001.mail.mud.yahoo.com/om/docs/OpenapiPublic/
  • Complete Open Mail Documentation http://openhack2009.pbwiki.com/f/YMDP-documentation-020409.pdf
  • Registering test Yahoo! ID with hacker accounts http://om1.mail.vip.mud.yahoo.com/openmail/dev_activate.php
  • Other Yahoo! APIs http://developer.yahoo.com
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