The Google Drive SDK has only been available since April, but there's already a new update on the horizon.

Version 2 of the SDK, which has just been announced by Google, now includes full mobile support for both Android and iOS apps, allowing mobile apps to read and write directly to Google Drive. Android Drive users will also be able to choose from a list of supported applications when opening a file from Drive, allowing them to edit files on the go using either a phone or tablet.

In addition to this, the new API has added a number of methods that were previously unavailable to developers, such as the ability to list and search files, convert between formats and share files with other users.

These changes will only encourage more developers to make their apps Drive compatible, so it will be interesting to see support increase over the coming months. Developers can view the full documentation for Google Drive over on the Developers website.

Source: Google Developers Blog

John Thompson
John's been addicted to technology ever since he tinkered with his first custom built PC when he was 10 years old. He's also the proud owner of seven Amazon Kindles, but only because he destroyed the first six.

  • John

    m/ (>.<) m/ 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daz-Johnson/100002756787764 Daz Johnson

    Wish they would post some Android sample code. I can't work out how it works as the documentation is so confused. After 4 hours I logged in and got a list of folder id's. No idea how to get the filenames. A sample would aid develpment so much so we can see how it is supposed to be used. They seem to assume everyone is familiar with how Google api's work.  In contrast, I integrated Dropbox into my app in no time because of solid documentation and a real sample.

  • br_hermon

    Just so I understand, this opens the door for Devs to store / backup their app data to Google Drive, not just on my phone right? Which means with each wipe, new phone, etc, that's one less thing I need to worry about backing up and transferring?

  • Mike Digas

    no Linux support...

  • http://www.williamint.com William Aleman

    I don't like very much Drive, I kinda prefer more Dropbox. It just feels more natural. 

  • Krzysztof Głodowski

    Just in time when I've finished my own Android implementation, argh Google!