Updated API v1 Deprecation Timeline

A little less than a year ago we announced June 28th, 2017 as the cutoff day for API v1. Developers have asked us for more time to finish updating their apps, so we have extended the API v1 cutoff date until September 28th, 2017.

Our goal is to provide developers with extra time to complete their migrations to API v2 and give users reasonable forewarning and time to respond to any dependencies on apps that have not yet acknowledged the API v1 deprecation.

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Stack Overflow Documentation for Dropbox APIs

We’re excited to announce that we’ve been working with Stack Overflow on the launch of their new Stack Overflow Documentation.

We’ve created a dropbox-api tag to organize answers to common questions about the Dropbox API and provide sample code snippets that you can easily use in your app. For example, here’s a topic for sharing a folder with a few snippets of sample code.

We’re also looking for your help! Stack Overflow Documentation allows the community to add their own topics and samples and collaborate on solutions via comments and chat.

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API v1 is now deprecated

Edit 06/23/2017: Deprecation timeline updated to match the one described in our recent blog post

As of today, Dropbox API v1 is deprecated. This includes both the user endpoints (a.k.a. the Core API), and the team endpoints (a.k.a. the Business API). In order to provide our developers with the most up-to-date features and support a single, consistent platform, we’ll be turning off API v1 a year from now, on 6/28/2017.

API v2 is built thoughtfully with a consistent design and adds new endpoints and features. Additionally, we’ve open-sourced our SDK generator,

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More breaking changes to beta sharing endpoints

We are making breaking changes to the beta sharing endpoints, which will take effect as of February 24th, 2016:

  1. Reorganizing some error structures
  2. Changing the format of shared folder IDs

These changes help make error handling more intuitive and provide a better migration path for apps still using v1 endpoints.

Error Structure Changes

We’re improving and reorganizing the error structures for the beta sharing endpoints. For apps handling errors, changes will not be backwards compatible, but they will make error handling more intuitive in the future, especially as more features are added.

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Breaking changes to beta sharing endpoints

[UPDATE December 11, 2015] The following breaking changes are now available in the SDKs.

We’re making some improvements to the sharing features currently in beta. Specifically, we’re introducing paging support, and a new shared folder membership endpoint. We’ve also made some changes to how member errors are reported, as well as some of the fields included in SharedFolderMetadata. These changes will not be backwards compatible, but will allow for better scalability and ease of use.

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