Google Drive is out! Yes that’s right, Google’s Drive project which allows users to store content onto a Google server and pull it from any device is now available. This product offers 5GB free to google users with additional packages for extra money.
This is a pretty cool thing and not just because Google is doing drop box properly but more so because they are doing drop box across the Google platforms and offering an API to those of us that are interested in developing for it.
My plan over the next couple of days is to create a way to store server logs and general statistics for my server to the Google Drive. This will allow me to easily check on how things are going from my mobile device.
Google Drive API
If you are interested in working with Google Drive than I suggest that you take a look at the API that Google has provided us. https://developers.google.com/drive/v1/reference/
If you are going to work with the API that is available you will have to register your own app. https://developers.google.com/drive/register
The API has some interesting features for performance. When performing an update you can receive a partial response. This response type will only return the specific fields that you ask for rather than the entire object. The API also supports a header type of gzip to allow for speedier and smaller sent and received packets of information.
For more information on Google Drive API performance: https://developers.google.com/drive/performance