Building Google Drive Apps on Android

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | 1:45 PM

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When we launched version 1.0 of Google Play services to all Android 2.2+ devices worldwide in September, one of our main goals was to provide developers with better tools for working with OAuth 2.0 tokens in their Android apps.

Thanks to the new components, Android apps can get access to Google APIs with an easy-to-use authentication flow and can provide a consistent experience to both their users and developers. We recently decided to test that statement by writing a small camera app that automatically uploads photos you take to your Google Drive account.

We documented all the steps required to go from zero to hero in a quickstart guide. By following the step-by-step instructions in the guide, you’ll have a working Android app that uses Google Play services to perform authorization and the Google Drive API to upload files to Drive.

Do you want to learn how to build this app but prefer to watch a video tutorial instead of reading the documentation? We’ve got you covered! Check out the recording of the Google Developers Live session that covers the setup and running of the quickstart app.

If you’re building an Android app that integrates with Drive and have questions for us, please don’t hesitate to let us know on Stack Overflow.

Claudio Cherubino   profile | twitter | blog

Claudio is an engineer in the Google Drive Developer Relations team. Prior to Google, he worked as software developer, technology evangelist, community manager, consultant, technical translator and has contributed to many open-source projects. His current interests include Google APIs, new technologies and coffee.

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