Introducing Developer Build Program, first stop – Austin

If you’re from a startup, then you know that interacting with your customers’ files takes a lot of effort. Why not tap into that functionality from a brand trusted by over 500 million users? Spend your time creating value for your users instead of building a filesystem by integrating with Dropbox. With the Dropbox APIs, you can access, work with, and share Dropbox content with your users right within your product, and we’ll teach you how. 

The Dropbox Developer Build Program was created by developers for developers to help you build and launch your Dropbox integrations faster. 

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Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides with the Dropbox API

Dropbox announced an integration with Google Cloud to enable users to create, open, and edit Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files in Dropbox. 

Soon, using the Dropbox API, developers can integrate with G Suite content. New endpoints and extensions to existing endpoints will help Dropbox developers work with these files to serve shared users. This post outlines the changes and updates you should be aware of when handling Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides with the Dropbox API.

Non-Downloadable Files

G Suite files will be returned by files/list_folder,

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New file upload link API

The get_temporary_upload_link API endpoint is now officially out of preview and available for production use. Developers can use this API call to get pre-signed upload URLs. 

Use Case

One of the most common actions a Dropbox integration will perform is to add new content.  

The upload endpoint is used to push binary content to Dropbox. This is perfect for apps where the file is local to the machine connecting to Dropbox. However, for some types of client-server applications that integrate with Dropbox, this may be not optimal. For example, you may have a server-based application which manages all state and interaction with Dropbox and a mobile client that connects your server.  

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New Dropbox API Getting Started Guide

The Dropbox API allow you to manage and control content programmatically and extend Dropbox capabilities in new and creative ways. If you’ve ever wanted to explore the DBX Platform but didn’t know where to begin, we’ve just published a guide that will take you through the basic steps required to get up and running using the Dropbox API. 

Through this step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn all about building on the DBX Platform while creating a simple file organization app to help sort files within your Dropbox account.

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Dropbox Dev Day coming to Tel Aviv

We’ve hosted Dropbox Developer Meetups in San Francisco, New York City, and Seattle where we’ve met hundreds of members of our U.S. based community. Now, it’s time to take the show on the road internationally. We announced a new engineering office in Tel Aviv earlier this year, so it seemed like the perfect place to start our global tour. 

On Monday, August 27, we are hosting a Dropbox Dev Day in our shiny, new Tel Aviv office. The day will be split up into two major sections–a “Getting Started” workshop and a happy hour meetup.

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Dropbox Developer Community, and the new DBX Platform Super User Program!

There are over 500,000 developers on the DBX Platform who have built integrations with Dropbox. With so many creative and experienced engineers developing on our platform, we’re investing in enabling the Dropbox Developer Community to connect, ideate, create, and get support among peers through meetups and online forums.

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