Dropbox Introduces New API To Sync Data For Mobile Apps

Dropbox is already the dominant cloud storage provider, and now it has a new goal: being adopted by developers to store data that isn't in a traditional file format. Its newly-released Datastore API lets mobile app developers store information for their apps and have that synced through the existing Dropbox service.

At its first-ever developer conference, Dropbox launched Datastore software development kits for iOS, Android and JavaScript users. Being able to store data in a format that's available both offline and online could make this a very appealing choice for developers.

Dropbox has also launched two new 'drop-in' code segments, Chooser and Saver, which make it easy to allow users to access existing files in Dropbox or save files to their Dropbox in other apps. Chooser is now available for iOS and Android (a webapps version was released last year); Saver is available for webapps, with mobile versions promised in the future.

Live from DBX [Dropbox Blog]


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