Posted by Leah Culver on February 24, 2014
We hosted our first Dropbox Platform Meetup here at Dropbox HQ last Wednesday night. Guido van Rossum gave a talk on our Datastore API with a quick intro talk by Steve Marx.
Slides from the talk: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8k73c8e73ty0n3k/ConflictResolution2014.pdf
It was great to meet developers working with the API platform. Thanks to everyone who attended! If you'd like to get notified about our next meetup, join our Dropbox Platform Meetup group.
Posted by Steve Marx on February 10, 2014
DBX, our first developer conference, was a big event for us on the Platform team. It was the first time we’ve gathered developers excited about building apps that integrate with Dropbox. We took the opportunity to release updates to all of our APIs, and also release something brand new: the Datastore API.
If you haven’t heard of datastores yet, it's something brand new for Dropbox. Now, in addition to syncing files, you can use Dropbox to sync and store structured data for your users too.
A datastore is an embedded database for your app (kind of like SQLite) that is owned by a user and stored in their Dropbox. Just like files, datastores sync seamlessly across platforms so you can work with datastores on web sites, web servers, mobile devices, and desktop computers. That means that your app can sync settings, to-do lists, contacts, game saves, or any other structured data you need.
After DBX, we were excited to see the community adopt datastores and release open source tools as well. Thanks to their hard work, now you can use datastores in your Xamarin or AngularJS apps, and even with Core Data.
Today, we’re seeing developers sync all sorts of data. Some great examples of apps using datastores are Diaro, which syncs journals between Android and the web, and Planner Plus, which syncs calendars and reminders between iOS devices.
There are a lot more exciting things to come for datastores but we’re even more excited to see what you build with it. Keep an eye on this blog and on @dropboxapi on Twitter to stay informed, and if you have any requests, feedback, apps, or open source projects for the Datastore API, we’d love to hear about them on the developer forum.
Posted by Steve Marx on February 07, 2014
This week, we released brand new versions of the iOS, OS X, and Android SDKs for the Sync API and the Datastore API. The new versions contain a few great new features:
Posted by Leah Culver on January 29, 2014
We're happy to announce our first developer meetup here at Dropbox HQ. Guido van Rossum, creator of Python, will be speaking about his work at Dropbox on the new Datastore API.
Learn how you can use Datastores to synchronize your app's data across multiple devices. There will also be socializing and snacks provided. You'll need to RSVP for the event here. If you can't make it this time but would like to attend future meetups, please join our meetup group!