Google has released Google Drive Realtime API, an application programming interface to build apps using Google Drive. It developed the API with Neutron Drive, draw.io and Gantter, and created a cube puzzle to show its capabilities to developers. The API allows users to notify each other when new users come in and make changes. "Just like on Drive, the Realtime API ... ensures that local changes are immediately reflected in the local document thanks to Google's use of operational transformation at the core of the system," Frederic Lardinois writes.
Google's real-time API encourages developer teamwork