Google has this week announced that it is now possible to publish simple websites directly from their Google Drive cloud storage service.
Using Google Drive it is now possible to insert static web content into a publicly shared folder within your account, allowing you to share the content and files directly to users via file names in a relative path.
“Publishing from Drive is a simple, two-step dance: create a public folder and use a link to the root folder — the webViewLink — to publish its contents. You can refer to the Drive SDK documentation for full detail on how to work with public folders and content links, but basically the requirements are:
- The folder containing site assets must be public. Assets added to public folders must also be public on the web.
- Link to the files contained in the folder using the webViewLink (included in the folder’s JSON representation).”
For more information on the new Google Drive website publishing features added this week jump over to the Google Apps Developer Blog for more details and information on how to setup your Google Drive account to support the new feature.