For some reason, white and gold things appear blue and black to a large number of people. As a demo for BattleHack LA, I built an app that automatically corrects the colors in your images in Dropbox so you can see their true white and gold nature.
The hackathon will be held at Cross Campus Santa Monica this weekend, February 28th and March 1st. This is Dropbox’s first time sponsoring, but we’ve heard a lot of great things about the event. If you’re going to be in the area this weekend, get your ticket now.
Below is a little teaser trailer to get you excited. I hope to see you there!
Come meet up with us in San Francisco to learn more about our new Dropbox for Business API. Our own Steve Marx will be giving a talk and there will be time to network and chat with members of our Dropbox API community.
Here are the details:
Dropbox for Business API tech talk
Wednesday, March 25th
7 to 9 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)
Wix Developer’s Lounge – 500 Terry A Francois Boulevard, San Francisco, CA
There will be light food and beverages at the event.
This past weekend we hosted our first London Dropbox Hackathon. Over 120 hackers showed up to build apps using the Dropbox APIs.
We began the event with a welcome from Mark Van Der Linden, our new UK & Benelux Country Manager. Ilya Fushman, Head of Product, talked about the spirit of hacking at Dropbox, including our own Hack Week tradition. Jon Mountjoy from Heroku talked about doing more with less and the future of collaboration in the cloud with Heroku. We wrapped up the presentations with Steve Marx, PM for Developer Platform,
Shared folder metadata is now out of beta, which means that all apps have access to information about a user’s shared folders, permissions within those folders, and which user last modified shared folders.
We initially released shared folder metadata in beta last July. Check out the blog post to learn more about the new functionality. The demo and source code should help you to get started. As always, the Core API documentation is the definitive source for information about the Core API.
Thank you to all the developers who gave feedback on the beta!
Dropbox is coming to London! To get to know our new neighbours and the local tech community, we’ll be hosting a hackathon in the city. Come join us Friday evening and all day Saturday to hang out and hack on the Dropbox APIs.
London Dropbox Hackathon
Friday 23 January – Saturday 24 January
Shoreditch Studios, 37 Bateman’s Row, London (map)
- 5-7 PM: Happy hour with cocktails
- 7-8 PM: Welcome talk
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Brendan Moore is the Co-Founder and CTO at Marvel, the simplest way to create cross-platform prototypes and bring digital app and web ideas to life. Founded in 2011 and based in London, Marvel is used by over 60,000 designers, product managers, teachers, and students.
One of the really powerful features in Marvel is the ability to provide real-time updates from our users’ Dropbox accounts. Within the last month we upgraded from our well-serving, but now outdated, polling mechanism to real-time updates via Dropbox’s new webhooks feature.
Polling for changes
Upon exploring the Dropbox Core API it became apparent that there was some pretty powerful features we were ignoring,