Google Releases New Google Cloud Endpoints for Mobile Developers
The Google Cloud Endpoints update offers improvements for mobile developers to connect their apps to users.Google has released its latest Google Cloud Endpoints project for general availability, which aims to make it easier for mobile developers to tie their apps into Google's APIs. For mobile developers, Endpoints provides a simple way to develop a shared Web back end and also provides critical infrastructures, such as OAuth 2.0 authentication, eliminating a great deal of work that would otherwise be needed, according to Google. "As a mobile application developer, some projects demand building your own backend, while others can move faster with a ready-made solution," wrote Tzachi Ben-Ayoun, a Google product manager, in a Nov. 11 post on the Google Cloud Platform Blog. "Two updates we are making to Google Cloud Platform help you with either scenario. To help you build your own backend, Google Cloud Endpoints has now moved to General Availability. If you are interested in a ready-made solution, the new version of the Mobile Backend Starter is now available with support for large media files in addition to updated iOS and Android clients." Google Cloud Endpoints helps mobile developers in a multiplatform, multiclient and multiscreen world by providing a connecting point on the back end, wrote Ben-Ayoun. "It's often important to think about building APIs first and using a shared backend to connect to client applications later. At Google, we have a history of providing APIs for products such as Maps, Translate and Gmail, which have led to the creation of new applications that are used by millions of users."
That's where Google Cloud Endpoints comes in, by providing developers with a simple way to create, expose and consume APIs served from App Engine, wrote Ben-Ayoun. Using Endpoints, developers will have help with the scaling, authentication and tooling that are all required.