I don't think BL supports file manipulation after I verified that for other Data collections BL works well.
almost 4 years ago
Now the URL method to fetch a photo does not work neither because of the newly enforced signature check as follows.
The request signature we calculated does not match the signature you provided. Check your Google secret key and signing method.
over 3 years ago
Have you been able to resolve this? What specific issue are you currently having? What code are you currently using to manipulate _blob? It is possible to change some of the metadata, but it's tricky because of the underlying CDN integrations.
over 3 years ago
It is too tricky to be feasible. So what I wanted to do is to set a user-uploaded image to be publicly accessible. At first I thought theoretically we should be able to access the metadata of the image file, then change the metadata to be "gr=true" so that it is globally readable. But it turned out:
1. We can set the entity containing the link of the image in data collection to be public. But it does not mean the file is public.
2. We cannot access the metadata of a file in BL. Or, all the methods of online documentation do not show how to modify the metadata of a file, which actually is stored in google's cloud server.
In summary there is no easy way to resolve this issue so far. Actually since I do not want to use FileStore to manipulate files, which is indeed a lame method, I have not resolved this now.
I hope Kinvey can provide file-options in KCSLinkedAppdataStore in the next release. It is really very easy for Kinvey to achieve this. But is very cumbersome for programmers to do it.