Blog · Articles tagged with "google drive" · show all articles »

How to access your Google Drive files with Ruby

I use Google Drive excessively for documents and spreadsheets, and recently I created a IFTT recipe to store all attachments I receive to my Google Mail email address on Google Drive. No more downloading from Gmail, looking for the downloaded file, opening Google Drive, uploading etc., everything is right there in its own folder. (funnily enough, Gmail added the possibility to open documents right in Google Drive shortly thereafter).

Now, a couple of days ago I had to access some files on my Google Drive from a Rails app, and after some trial and error I found a easy way to do so, which I want to detail in this post.

Read on