Google verified for Gmail API use
In 2019, Google has been taking a stricter approach with developers who use their API. Read about it on Google’s Blog.
Fundamentally, Google wants to ensure that app developers don’t steal, misuse or misappropriate your data. This includes verifying that:
- the apps represent themselves correctly (does what it says it does)
- google access tokens stay on the device
- sensitive user data stays on the device
- apps only request necessary permissions
We’re happy to announce that our Chrome, Firefox and Android apps are now verified to work with Gmail API.
While we wish the verification process itself was smoother and faster (the process started in February, finished in July), we’re glad it’s now done and we can get back to working on making email privacy more accessible.