Dropbox Adds Datastore API & Drop-ins at DBX 2013

Dropbox Adds Datastore API & Drop-ins at DBX 2013(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Personal cloud storage provider Dropbox recently held its first developer conference with DBX 2013 in San Francisco, California.

There, the company updated everyone on how many users it now has: 175 million. But most importantly, the storage platform revealed a new feature in the form of the “datastore API.”

“With the Datastore API, we’re moving beyond files and providing a new model for effortlessly storing and syncing app data. When you use an app built with datastores your data will be up-to-date across all devices whether you’re online or offline. Imagine a task-tracking app that works on both your iPhone and the web. If it’s built with the Datastore API, you can check off items from your phone during a cross-country flight and add new tasks from your computer and Dropbox will make sure the changes don’t clobber each other,” explained Dropbox via a blog post.

Meanwhile, the company also added “drop-ins,” a feature that provides direct connection to “hundreds of millions” of Dropboxes for developers relying on just “a few lines of code.”

For more on DBX 2013, you can watch the Keynote below:


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