Would you like to programmatically publish some web content? Or let your users do so in the context of your Drive app?
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:
It’s important to emphasize the added simplicity provided by a webViewLink: using this link as a starting point, you can extend the path to any web asset in any subfolder without worrying about retrieving the exact file ID. What used to look like 0B2Gk2F2ImIBiaUkwY3JNX1JMaTg is now a recognizably cute path such as images/kittens.jpg. For the root path to the folder, we’ll display a list of files in the folder, or, if you have an index.html file in your folder we’ll load that as expected.
The ability to publish files this way opens lots of possibilities for Drive app developers. Writing a blogging tool, creating a process to publish updates to shared docs, outputting images in a folder in a gallery page — any Drive use case that involves presenting a file in a browser can benefit from site publishing. We look forward to seeing what you create, and we’re happy to answer your questions on Stack Overflow.