Dropbox Announces New APIs to Sync Any App on Any Device

Dropbox Announces New APIs to Sync Any App on Any Device

Dropbox has just announced new APIs at its first developer conference to help apps sync data across multiple devices.

The Datastore API helps developers store and sync app data. By building an app with the datastore API, data can be synced seamlessly across multiple devices. You could, in theory, play a game on iOS, save your location, and then pick up the game on an Android device, all through using Dropbox's datastore. The Datastore API is available for iOS, Android and Javascript developers.

Dropbox is also introducing what it calls 'Drop-ins', the first two of which are Chooser and Saver. They allow apps to use the 'Save' and 'Open' Dropbox windows to save and select files in the owner's Dropbox folder. For example, the Mailbox email app for iOS - which was bought by Dropbox for a reported US$100 million - can now attach files from within the Dropbox folder, it is the first iOS email app to be able to send attachments other than photos.

Source: Dropbox Blog via Wired and The Verge.

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