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Google Drive Realtime API introduces 2 features: In-Memory Mode and Realtime Debug Console. Useful for testing, no login, and more.
As an Android Developer, you know that allowing your application users to store data in the cloud and use it across various devices is important. Storing user data in Google Drive has been one of the options available and with the release of a Drive API preview in the latest release of Google Play Services, the task has not only been made easier but with auto sync in the background and new Android UI components that provide a much tighter integration, you get a lot of powerful features too.
Today in APIs: Youtube Player API Goes Live, Mimvi and Mashape Offer Mobile App Search, and 8 New APIs
Youtube API for Android. Mimvi and Mashape to offer mobile app search to API developers. Plus: Google maps of the year from Google Maps Mania and 8 new APIs.
Google's new API links users' online activity with what they do in the real world. The best Google Maps of 2012. Plus: The AWS Data Pipeline now available to all and 16 new APIs.
Today In APIs: Facebook API adds Brand Page Metrics, Google Drive powered Holiday Gifts and 15 New APIs
Facebook API updates now allow brand page metrics and comparison across brands. Do your last minute shopping with customized gifts powered by Google Drive files. Plus: Foursquare improves Recommendations with mashup of Facebook and Foursquare data, hypermedia APIs on Rails and 15 new APIs.
Today In APIs: Google Play Services Adds Google Maps and Photo Sphere, Clickatell Releases API To Embed SMS Messaging Into Apps and 9 New APIs
Google releases version 2.0 of their Play Services with the additions of Google Maps and Photo Sphere. Clickatell's new Connect API allows developers to embed SMS functionality into their applications. Plus: Building an API support team, iTunes as an API and 9 new APIs.
As the world shifts to computing on the cloud , or what my non tech friends call, lots of servers connected to the internet, APIs become increasingly the lingua franca or working language to communicate to and fro from these clouds. Storage in the cloud has been of the earliest use cases and one which has increasingly made sense to create secure backups at a much cheaper rate.
Last week's launch of Google Drive, a cloud-based platform offering 5GB of free storage, may have been big news, but perhaps bigger was the simultaneous launch of an associated Drive API and several Drive-enabled apps in the Chrome Web Store. The move implies that Drive is not just another Google product, but a step toward creating a larger ecosystem of online apps backed by Google services.