Upload Files to Google Drive with Google Picker; DFP API Playground for Test Networks; DoubleClick Website Refresh Launches

If you are using Google Drive, here is a nice script to help you, the Google Picker API provides developers with an easy-to-use file dialog that can be used to open Google Drive files directly from their web app independently of the Drive UI."Another powerful use case for the Picker API is to allow users […]

If you are using Google Drive, here is a nice script to help you, the Google Picker API provides developers with an easy-to-use file dialog that can be used to open Google Drive files directly from their web app independently of the Drive UI.

"Another powerful use case for the Picker API is to allow users to upload files to Drive with the same consistent UI. A single Picker dialog can incorporate multiple views and users can switch from one to another by clicking on a tab on the left," wrote Claudio Cherubino.

The Drive SDK documentation includes an example showing how to incorporate the Google Picker with just a few lines of JavaScript.

For more information about this component and all other available views, please refer to the Google Picker Reference Guide.

Google Picker Uploads Files to Google Drive

In developers news,

Gooogle today, opened a new DFP API Playground, that makes it simple for API developers to create test networks and get started with DFP API. "All you have to do is log in with a Google account that's not already associated with a test network and you will be prompted to create a new one," the DFP API team said.

Built on Google App Engine using the new ads Java client library, DFP API Playground only makes test networks accessible, "so you'll not be able to view production or old sandbox networks through the application," the team adds. "We've made the project open-sourced so you can get more details on integrating DFP API with App Engine through the project repository."

  1. Visit this link, and sign in with your account if you haven't already done so.
  2. Authorize the application to make requests to DFP API on your behalf (you'll only have to do this once).

    DFP API Playground Login screen

  3. Click the "Create Test Network" button.

    DFP API Playground Application

  4. Done!

    You can now configure your test network (language, currency, etc) by following the link to the DFP user interface.

    DFP API Playground

Also, as part Google's on going redegin effort the bring an experience that's more focused, elastic, and effortless across all of products and websites, today, the company has launched a new refreshed DoubleClick site.

The new site also offers a consistent and seamless web experience across multiple-screens and devices.

DoubleClick Gets Google+ Look and Feel