Open Source SDK for Android Brings Office 365 Apps to Life

by Arman Obosyan 3. March 2014 21:48

Your Android app can now reach millions of Office365 users. It’s now possible to use data stored in Microsoft Office 365 from your Android Apps. You can access lists, folders or Exchange contacts and emails, among other useful productivity features.

Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech) is announcing today a new open source project from the MS Open Tech Hub to help Android developers access Office 365 data from their apps. The Office 365 SDK for Android Preview, provides access to:

• Microsoft SharePoint Lists
• Microsoft SharePoint Files
• Microsoft Exchange Calendar
• Microsoft Exchange Contacts
• Microsoft Exchange Mail

The SDK is modular, containing three independent packages to manage files, lists and mail/calendar/contacts, letting app developers select only the module(s) they need.

The SDK is compatible with the following Android versions: 4.0.3 (API15),4.1.2 (API16),4.2.2 (API 17), 4.3 (API18),4.4.2 (API19). Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and KitKat.

Office365 has a strong focus on security, and this SDK is no exception. Access is secured using Windows Azure Active Directory (AAD) so apps will need to obtain an access token before they can operate with Office365 objects. That is easy enough to do by downloading and installing the ‘AAD Android library Preview’ in addition to the Office 365 SDK for Android.

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