February 18th, 2009 | Published in Google Code
Many of you have been waiting patiently for the ability to download your Google Documents using the Documents List Data API. Today, I am very happy to announce the API's top feature request is finally live.
The undocumented (but widely used) RawDocContents url has been replaced by a more versatile Export servlet. Authenticated applications can now download documents in a number of different formats including pdf, doc, ppt, swf, xls, and more.
Exporting is available to all three authentication methods (ClientLogin, AuthSub, OAuth) and will work for developers using the DocList API with a Google Apps hosted domain.
Lastly, we've got samples!
- Java - an updated DocumentsListDemo.java
- .NET - a new DocListExporter sample
- Ruby on Rails - DocList Manager added to googlecodesamples.com (source coming soon)