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1.1 Introduction

In this course, I'll show you how to get up and running with the Google Drive API. You'll see how to build a simple app that connects to Drive, lists files and displays a file picker interface.

1.How to Use the Google Drive API
2 lessons, 11:01

1.1
Introduction
00:59

1.2
How to Use the Google Drive API
10:02


1.1 Introduction

[MUSIC] In addition to the numerous services Google offers, they have also opened up the APIs to nearly all of these same services. What that means for developers is that we can now leverage these considerable resources for our own projects. Once you understand how to interact with APIs, using them in your projects becomes much easier. In this coffee break course you will learn how to use the Google Drive API. We will look at a sample project and learn how we can interact with Google Drive. We will then learn how to authorize our app to use the API. After that we will go over the methods that we can use to access our Google Drive. The first time we do this, we will return a text listing of the files in our Google Drive. Then we will learn to use the Google Drive picker A.P.I. to display a pop-up of our Google Drive, so that we can choose our file from the list. After this course, you should be comfortable using the Google Drive API in your own apps.

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