All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Drive’

Google Drive Experiences Service Disruption

Update: Google has now updated the Apps Status dashboard indicating that the issue is resolved: The problem with Google Drive should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better. …

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Google Drive Now Lets You Share Files More Quickly

Google quietly announced a new file-sharing feature for Google Drive. When you’re using Google Drive on a Mac or PC, you can now share with a right click from the Google Drive folder. Google said in a brief update on its Google Drive Google+ page, “For those looking to share files more quickly, listen up. You can now share with …

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Don’t Write Your Own File Picker In Your Google Drive App

You’re building a Google Drive app, and now you want to implement a file picker. You can either build your own or use an existing service. Google argues against the former in its latest Google Drive SDK hangout: Writing your own file picker with the Drive API is easy, right? Not so fast! Watch to find out about the hidden …

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Mozilla’s TowTruck Brings Collaboration To The Web At Large

One of the best parts about Google Drive is its real time collaboration. Real time collaboration is only available in Google Drive documents or apps built with the Realtime API though. Now Mozilla is working on bringing that level of collaboration to the entire Web. Mozilla Labs, the group that brought us Open Badges, Popcorn and more, has unveiled its …

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Learn How To Use The Application Data Folder In The Google Drive SDK

The Google Drive SDK has received a lot of love over the past few weeks, especially with the launch of the Realtime API. Google has also been releasing more tutorial videos to help developers get the most out of the cloud service. Google’s latest Drive SDK video will show developers how to use the Application Data folder: During this session …

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Google Drive For iPhone Gets Landscape Editing

Google has launched an update (1.3.0) for its Google Drive iPhone app. It now includes the ability to edit documents and spreadsheets in landscape. In addition to that, the app now loads faster and has quicker editing support, according to Google. The update also comes with some minor bug fixes. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, …

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Learn How To Use Google Drive’s New Features

On Thursday, Google launched two new ways for web apps to interact with Google Drive. The first – app data folders – stores critical app data in its own private folder to avoid accidental movement or deletion from users. The second – custom properties – allows users to “create searchable fields that are private to your app or shared across …

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Google Launches Quickoffice For Android, iPhone

Last June, Google acquired Quickoffice. In December, Google launched an iPad app. Google announced today that Quickoffice is now available for Android and iPhone. “One of the easiest ways to share old files and collaborate with others is to convert them to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides,” writes product manager Mark Beaton in a blog post. “However, not everyone you …

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Learn How To Use The Realtime API In Google Drive Apps

Earlier this week, Google introduced the world to the Realtime API for Google Drive. The new API allows developers to integrate the real time collaboration seen in Google Drive documents into apps. It opens up all new possibilities in apps like code builders and photo editors by allowing multiple users to interact with the app at once. If that sounds …

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Google Keep Arrives (In An Official Capacity)

Earlier this week, Google Keep was spotted in the wild, and was quickly pulled down from view by the company. Today, Google announced the product. “Every day we all see, hear or think of things we need to remember,” says Google software engineer Katherine Kuan. “Usually we grab a pad of sticky-notes, scribble a reminder and put it on the …

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Build Collaborative Apps With The Google Drive Realtime API

One of the cool things about Google Drive is that it allows users to collaborate on documents in real time. Now Google is bringing that same functionality to apps built with the Google Drive SDK. Google announced today that developers can now build collaborative apps with the Google Drive SDK by using the Realtime API. Here’s a breakdown of what …

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Learn How To Integrate Google+ Sign-In With Google Drive Apps

So, you’ve built a Google Drive app with the latest HMTL5 technologies. Now you want to integrate Google+ sign-in into said app to provide a secure experience for your users. The Google Developer team has your back with a new tutorial: I’m sure you heard about Google+ Sign-in. It’s simple, it’s secure, and it prohibits social spam, and it can …

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