New Google Drive Rest API Version Released

Posted 12/16/2015 12:07:40 PM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

New Google Drive Rest API Version Released
Version 3 (v3) of the Google Drive Rest API has been released providing developers with a leaner, faster by default, and more consistent interface to Google Drive. This latest update is designed make it easier for developers who are integrating with Drive for the first time.

The Drive platform provides developers with a group of APIs along with client libraries, language-specific examples, and documentation to help develop apps that integrate with Drive. This latest version simplifies the API in several ways including:

- Reducing the number of collections developers need to understand
- Removing areas of duplication
- Cleaning up method and property names to be more consistent
- Setting defaults that are faster and more efficient

Google will continue to support both versions (v2,v3) allowing existing apps using v2 to run without changes so that developers don’t have to upgrade. For developers with a v2 app who want to take advantage of the new improvements, the Google Developer team has provided this how-to guide to help with migration.

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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