Google DocList API Now Lets You Upload & Download PDFs

Late last week Google announced the release of version 3.0 of their Google Documents List Data API. This latest release addresses several feature requests filed by developers and also aims to improve speed and stability of the API itself (our Documents List Data API Profile). The most notable detail in this release is the ability to upload and download files in PDF.

According to the Google Data API Blog:

We're pleased to announce Version 3.0 of the Documents List Data API, which includes PDF upload/download (the most requested feature on our issue tracker). V3 also introduces a slew of new features, such as folder sharing, domain and group level ACLs, document revision history, and Feed URIs that are more user friendly and RESTful.

Be sure to check out the release notes for additional details, and note that a new Java developer's guide (complete with sample app) and an Objective-C library.


It's good to see the relatively quick turnaround by Google in addressing feature requests, and the addition of PDF uploads and downloads is sure to make the API even more valuable for developers. Our directory includes several Google Doclist mashups such as the simplified project management service Manymoon shown above. We're looking forward to seeing how developers will use this latest version of the API in new mashups and applications.

Be sure to read the next PDF article: PDFfiller Announces the Release of API 2.0