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Google Drive said to support third party apps


Currently, Dropbox is the king of cloud storage services. But if any service has a chance at taking over the market, it is Google Drive. And it looks like it may not only offer an awesome and affordable service, but other developers will be able to access it.

The unofficial Google Operating System blog has looked into some old files and believes that Google will be opening its Google Drive software to third-party developers. This would mean that any service (like the above mentioned) would be able to take advantage of the new cloud starage service.

It is rumored that Google will be releasing the SDK, but that isn’t the only news. It seems like our friends also believe that this service will be closely integrated to Gmail. This is not surprising, as we know Google loves integrating all of its services to work together.

We will have to wait a bit more to hear official details about this, so take it with a grain of salt. Do you guys see a great future for this cloud storage service? And what features do you see coming to Gmail and Google Drive, if this is true?

[Source: Google Operating System Via: PandoDaily]




  • http://youtu.be/GvPlAyTG4ik?hd=1 1PhoneDoesnt.com

    wrong thread, please delete

  • MikePopovici

    Will see how it goes against DropBox ( my fav storage so far). I hope the fuse it with google music and other google stuff so everything can be in the cloud in one spot.

    • BGRUGGER

      Im sure Google Drive will be able to top dropbox (my fav as well).  I bet it will be similar in style and function, but google will offer more storage witch will be the killer. 

      • RitishOemraw

        More storage and integration with Google stuff (gmail, picasa, G+ calender, music) Those will ensure that I will move to the cloud. Currently, I use dropbox on extremely rare occasions, I use Gdocs a bit more. But if Gdrive will allow me to upload more than the 1gig +full integration, then I’m game.

        Gmail->compose new mail->attach files -OPTIONS-> my computer / Gdrive -> Gdrive-OPTIONS-> Picasa photo’s / Google music / Google Docs / Contact details / Youtube or G+ video’s / Other files -> Other files -OPTIONS-> select file-> backup.rar

        Can’t wait for Chrome to sport this option set:
        []-Download to computer
        [X]-Download to Gdrive

  • Paul Riley

    It would be good to just have a folder on my PC with all my stuff in it that’s on google services, just as if there were actually on my pc, I don’t use drop box, I assume that’s how that works? Being able to attach cloud files to email would be great!

  • Cass Morrison

    Dropbox puts a folder on your desktop that’s synced on their servers so your stuff is always on your PC as well as available to mobile devices.

    • RitishOemraw

      Do you need to log in each time before you can access that folder? Or is there a way to enable this? Because I share my computer with my family, but don’t want them to be able to put junk in my folders

  • Elijah D

    Using CloudPrint with the Drive service would be icing on the cake.

  • http://www.twitter.com/@jtneid james neidhardt

    i love good cloud starage