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NewsPoster Apr 5, 2013 09:49 AM
Google adds App Data Folder secure storage to Drive
Google has updated its cloud-based storage service and <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Drive SDK</a> to help developers protect data used in apps, similar to functions used in iCloud. The new <a href="" rel='nofollow'>app data folders</a> are hidden folders within the <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Google Drive</a> itself, helping to protect app-specific data from unwanted interference through malicious programs, or even the owner of the drive themselves. <br />
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The app data folders, spotted <a href="" rel='nofollow'>by</a> <em>TechCrunch</em>, are designed for use with configuration files and other data that should not be modified by external sources. The Google Apps Developer <a href="" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">Blog</a> mentions that, though users cannot see the files in the app data folder, the amount of data stored will be viewable through the Manage Apps dialog box. <br />
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Apps also have the power to add <a href="" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">custom file properties</a> to files stored in Google Drive. This will allow apps to create searchable fields specific to the app, with the option of opening up field access to other apps.
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