A couple of weeks ago Google announced real-time editing of files for Google Drive. Today the Google Drive development team, have added another useful feature specifically targeted at developers. Google has introduced Application data folders which allow developers to securely store application specific content on a user’s Google Account, preventing any possibility of the user (or other applications) from modifying these files.
Once a User authorises the application to install on Google Drive, the application data folder is created and hidden from the user within Google Drive. Users have the ability to view how much data is being stored in that folder and can delete the folder at any time, although they cannot access the data stored within it. If the user uninstalls the application from Google Drive, the application data folder is deleted automatically.
Interested in creating an application to use this feature? Check out the Application Data File page on the Drive SDK website to see how to implement this feature.
What applications would you like to introduce application data folders?