Google Drive Gives More Love To Third-Party Apps

Chris CrumDeveloper & Design

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Google announced some new changes to Google Drive today, aimed at helping users discover and use Drive-enabled apps more easily.

The Create menu now puts third-party apps at the same level as Google's own apps (Docs, Sheets, etc.). This is huge for developers creating Drive-enabled apps.

Create Menu

Users can add apps to their menu by clicking "Connect more apps." There's also a new "Connect more apps" dialog.

"If your app is already Google Drive-enabled and listed in the Chrome Web Store’s Drive collection, you don’t have to do anything new to take advantage of these new features," Google's Nicholas Gamier tells developers. "We will automatically pull all the information from your existing Chrome Web Store listing."

"If your web app is not yet Google Drive-enabled, check out how you can integrate with the create-new and the open-with actions and then get your Drive-enabled app listed in the new Connect apps to Drive dialog," he adds.

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