To add real-time functionality, the web giant Google has unveiled a new application programming interface (API) “Google Drive Realtime API”, a new tool that will enable user a real-time editing of Google Drive docs inside of third-party apps. The files will automatically update and sync throughout their Google Drive accounts. This will be a great feature… Thousands… Millions will use it….
Developers will be able to integrate Google Drive into their apps that way users can edit Google Drive Docs, text, spreadsheet, and Slides, and have the changes show up in real time for collaborators.
“The API provides collaborative versions of familiar data objects such as maps, lists, strings, and JSON values and automatically synchronizes and stores modifications to these objects. Your application reads from and writes to these objects like any other local object. Change event handlers can be added to collaborative objects so that your app can react to changes from other collaborators..” For more information on the Realtime API, check out Google’s documentation. There are other examples of the Realtime API in action over at Google Developers Blog as well.
Some developers already have access to the API, one is Neutron Drive, an online code editor. Using Google’s Realtime API, it allows multiple programmers to make changes to the same file at the same time. The two other apps that have been updated to utilize the Drive Realtime API are Gantter, a free online project-scheduling tool and diagram editor, and draw.io, a diagramming application.
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