Google Drive API, offline and walkthrough

Google Drive API, offline and walkthrough
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By Posted 14 Jan 2014, 08:12

Cloud computing has exploded in the last couple of years and Google are right in on the act with their Google Drive service. For those of you who are not quite in tune with using the cloud, we are going to take a look at using the Google Drive API and offline mode, included with a walkthrough video.

In simple terms Google Drive is a cloud based service which lets you store all of your data on Google’s servers and access it from any device. The Drive API acts as the customer’s personal hard drive in the cloud and is used to store or retrieve as much data as you want at any given time.

As the files are store on Google’s infrastructure it is secure, accessible and can be easily synced. You can also take advantage of another smart feature of Google Drive, that being offline mode. When you are working on a document saved in the cloud, an internet connection is required to update the data normally but not here.

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Using offline mode allows you to keep on working on your file without the internet, the changes you have made are applied the your copy on the Google Drive when you get back online. The offline mode feature would be very useful in the workplace, allowing others to access shared content from one big file.

Google Drive will cost you $2.49 each month which seems like incredible value for money depending on how much convenience it would give you. If you would like to know about more of its benefits then watch the walkthrough video and guides we have included for you below.

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