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How to Create Your Own Google Drive?

By Snigdha | Last Updated on October 19th, 2022 1:30 pm | 4-min read

Where have you been storing your digital data like photographs, documents, important files, etc.? If you are like me or most other people who prefer keeping their digital data accessible online, you must be using some kind of cloud storage app like Google Drive or Dropbox.

The overall market value for the cloud computing market was USD 4 billion in 2020. The market is expected to reach USD 832.1 billion by 2025. Though several great cloud storage apps are available for personal and professional use, Google Drive has enjoyed the most popularity.

However, that does not mean you can’t try to make a cloud storage app that is even better than Google Drive! Creating an app like Google Drive from scratch can be complicated and may take months of hard work by skilled professionals. Money, time, and skills gaps are the primary reason people abandon great app ideas.

With Appy Pie, these gaps can be closed easily. You can create an app like Google Drive in minutes. Start by clicking the button below.

What is Google Drive, and why is it more popular than its competitors?

Google Drive is the world’s most popular cloud storage service and is used by 94.44 % of the people using the platform. Google Drive is so popular because of the highly useful collaborative tools and built-in integrations with several useful Google Suite tools.

Google Drive can also be termed a hard drive. It lets you store several types of data, including documents, photos, audio, and videos, on the servers or the cloud. It is a great way to free up space on your computer or device.

And one of its best features is its integration with Google’s office suite of cloud-native apps. Some of the most commonly used Google Drive applications include Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Forms, Google Drawings, and Google Sites.

Top features you must add to make an app like Google Drive

Yes, there are several apps similar to Google Drive available for personal and business use. But, there is no other app for cloud storage like Google Drive. Of course, the prime factor is the collaborative opportunities provided by the platform and the access to multiple valuable tools in the Google Suite.

  1. File storage

    With every account the users create on Google, they get 15GB of free storage space shared between Gmail, Photos, and Google Drive. Though 15GB is a lot of storage, they can always pay a monthly subscription fee to get more storage on the drive if they reach the limit. You can do something similar if you plan to create an app similar to Google Drive.

  2. File sharing

    All the files added to the cloud storage app are private and only accessible to the user. However, they should have the option to invite other app users to view, edit, or download files or documents. Make sharing easy for the app users by letting them share files from within your app in a couple of clicks.

  3. Anytime anywhere access

    Let your app and the user content stored on your app be accessible on any internet-connected device, whether it is a smartphone, tablet, desktop, or laptop. This helps the app users access their documents or files from anywhere, anytime they need to.

  4. Advanced search

    Simply letting your app users store their content on your cloud storage app like Google Drive is not enough. You need to make their content findable or searchable. Add the search feature so they can easily look for the files they want to work with by entering the file name in the search bar.

  5. Security

    Your users need to be able to trust your app enough to store their data, documents, photos, etc., on it. Ensure that you attain all the necessary security certifications and adhere to the strictest security measures to keep your and your users’ data safe from any malicious attacks.

  6. Offline access

    Though the internet is available everywhere, there can always be situations where your app users are in some remote location with limited or no internet connectivity. Hence, make sure that your app users can access, add, edit, and download their content even when their devices are offline.

How to make your own Google Drive app?

As you reach this part of the blog, you know a fair bit about Google Drive, the cloud storage service or app, why it is so popular, and the features you must add to create an app similar to Google Drive. Now it is time to discuss the most important question we are going to address here – how to make your own Google Drive app.

True, traditional app development is a complex process and an expensive one at that. It requires months of hard work by specialized teams of developers or programmers who will charge you a handsome amount for their sweat and blood. However, Appy Pie’s no-code platform has made it possible for anyone with an internet-connected device to make an app on their own.

  1. Enter your app name

    Once you have given your app a name, choose the right app category, design theme, and app layout.

  2. Add appropriate features

    Check the feature list above and add all the features listed above to your Google Drive like app with the simple drag-and-drop interface.

  3. Test and launch

    Edit the app to your liking and test it on a real device. After getting rid of the bugs and other issues on your app, you are ready to launch your app on app stores.


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