Drop Box Announces Dropbox Platform
- DBX developer conference
- Datastore API
Dropbox announced today the Dropbox Platform at its first DBX developer conference in San Francisco.
The platform is built from the Sync API already in place in the Dropbox service and uses a suite of developer tools that make it easier for apps to sync data across devices and operating systems. Some of the tools discussed today include the Datastore API, which lets people sync data like contacts, to-do lists items, etc. and Drop-ins which are a few lines of code that lets developers to connect to people’s accounts.
There are two drop-ins currently available for the platform. First is the Chooser which gives people access to the files in their Dropbox from web and mobile apps while the Saver lets people save their files to the cloud using a simple click. These drop-ins are already integrated in Yahoo! Mail, Shutterstock and Mailbox.
The company also announced a new feature for its most recent acquisition – Mailbox. The Mailbox update will now allow users to send attachments directly from the app by simply tapping a paperclip icon to open a list of Dropbox files. There’s no information yet on when the feature will roll out but we’ll update you once Dropbox makes it available.