Google: Gmail now support OAuth
Google has announced that they are now supporting OAuth standard on their Gmail webmail service.
OAuth would enable Gmail users to access third party services without providing them with their Gmail login credentials.
OAuth works similar to other platforms like Facebook Connect. Instead of putting in your user id and password, the service (or application) would send you to an official Google hosted page where you can authorize the service to connect to your account.
This is a safer way to let third party apps to connect with your Gmail account. SmartPush for Apple iPhone is one of the first applications to offer this feature. We are expecting this to be adopted by more services in the near future.