This is my first post here and I’m going to talk a little bit about how to host a SAPUI5 App on Google Drive and share with everybody.
You don’t need neither a domain nor a webserver. You can use Google Drive to publish and to use your UI5 apps.
It’s very simple 😉
1 – Access your Google Drive account
Go to the link https://drive.google.com/
2 – Create a new folder
Click on “CREATE” button.
Click on “Folder” button.
Give a name to your new folder.
Your new folder (SAPUI5 – GoogleDrive) has been created.
4 – Share your folder – Public access
Right-click on your new folder (SAPUI5-GoogleDrive), go to “Share” > “Share”.
Your folder is not public, you can see the status: Private – Only you can access.
Click on “Change” to change the access permission.
Choose the option “Public on the web” and save.
Now your folder has public access and it has a hosting link. You can see clicking on Details button.
Everything that you upload to this folder can be accessed using the hosting URL.
5 – Create a SAPUI5 app
Create your new app: index.html
You can use the example below.
I prefer to use XML view, but for simplicity’s sake I used JS.
6 – Upload and Share the app to the Google Drive
Just upload your “index.html” file.
Yes, just it. You don’t need to upload nothing more.
7 – Access the app
Did you remember the hosting link for your folder (SAPUI5-GoogleDrive)?
So, you’ll use it to access your app.
Copy and paste the hosting URL in your browser (I hope it won’t be Internet Explorer 😛 ).
Now just add your filename to the end of the URL.
It should look like it: https://googledrive.com/host/0B2gJUv6a_V1deXV4UWthQkdHbjQ/index.html
You can go straight by the file as well.
Click on your uploaded file and click on “Preview” button.
8 – The Result
I hope you enjoy your application and spread the word 😆
If you like to use GitHub (you should!), here’s the link:
Portuguese version: Hospedando SAPUI5 app no Google Drive