Related question: Google Drive low bandwidth or basic HTML view or mobile view in desktop

I'm looking for a static (in terms of interactivity of the interface), low-bandwidth version of Google Drive (similar to the non-dynamic mobile version of Gmail (https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/x/) or the Gmail basic HTML view (https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/h/).

While the answer provided for the related question provides a mobile-optimized dynamic version, I'm looking for something more in the line of a static HTML website (analogous to Gmail basic HTML (https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/h/) over Gmail Mobile for smartphones (https://mail.google.com/mail/mu/)).

  • At this time Google doesn't offer a HTML static view but you it could be built by using the Google Drive API or Google Apps Script. Nov 16, 2015 at 21:42
  • Hmm... Actually me and my friends tried it once, with one of our pet projects :) I wonder if they had a JS-driven, fully dynamic Drive site from the beginning, unlike how Gmail evolved (from the basic HTML site (mail.google.com/mail/u/0/h) to the sophisticated dynamic site they have now)? Nov 17, 2015 at 1:19
  • @Rubén I checked, but couldn't come across anything interesting... What were you referring to? Nov 18, 2015 at 4:04
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    That's weird, I found a lot of interesting information like the "original" app was Writely, Google Drive is written in Python, just to mention a couple of interesting things :) Nov 18, 2015 at 12:40

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Maybe this web address is what you have been looking for: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/mobile/my-drive

Edit: But there is no option for uploading anything. Just for see what's in the Google Drive.

  • Thanks. I had tried this already, but it's only slightly less bandwidth-efficient in comparison to the desktop site; more like Gmail Mobile for smartphones (mail.google.com/mail/mu) against the desktop site. Nov 17, 2015 at 1:14
  • Any update? This simply redirects to Gdrive main page
    – Pacerier
    Nov 16, 2018 at 14:36

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