Google Looking for Developers to Test New Google Drive API Features and Build Apps

Janet Wagner, Contributing Writer
Jan. 24 2013, 01:00PM EST

Google has just announced that the company is looking for developers interested in building applications for Google Drive. A small group of developers will be selected by Google to participate in the Google Drive SDK early access program and will be given access to Google Drive API features currently in development (pre-release phase).

Google Drive SDK Early Access Program

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At Google IO 2012, Google announced the upcoming release of two new Google Drive APIs:

  • Google Drive Realtime API - Allows realtime collaboration features of Google products to be used in applications.
  • Google Drive API Push Notifications - Generates near-instant notifications when files are modified in Google Drive.

These upcoming new APIs, along with other upcoming Google Drive API features, will be tested and then integrated into applications by developers participating in the Google Drive SDK early access program. Google encourages all types of application developers to apply for the program and those selected will also have the opportunity to influence the development of the Google Drive SDK.

Visit the Google Drive SDK site for more information and to request approval to participate in the program.

Janet Wagner is a data journalist and full stack developer based in Toledo, Ohio. Her focus revolves around APIs, data visualization, machine learning, and data-driven journalism. Follow her on Twitter: @webcodepro, Google+, or send her an email.