Photo gallery tutorial with tags using the File Properties API

In a previous blog post, we shared how to create a production-ready photo gallery application using Node.js, Express, and Dropbox, and deploy it to Heroku. In our latest tutorial, we’ve expanded this application to search for pictures on Dropbox using tags. 

This new tutorial uses the Microsoft Azure Face Recognition API to identify and create tags for specific people; the Dropbox File Properties API to store a reference to and handle search of those tags; and the Dropbox JavaScript SDK to implement all of this with fewer lines of code,

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Try out Dropbox Business endpoints in .NET

Want to see the Dropbox Business API in action? We’ve built a .NET sample app that shows you how to link to Dropbox business teams, and use the activity endpoints to get statistics about the members. Check it out in our .NET GitHub repo, here!

This simple dashboard offers a visual overview of some of the team data that Dropbox endpoints expose. Using the Team member file access permission level, data on team information, team daily active users, distinct apps that team members have linked, shared folders with activity in the last week and team member rosters,

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VidComb and Dropbox at Video Hack Day

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending Video Hack Day in New York City as Dropbox’s sponsor representative. It was hosted at General Assembly and organized by Ziggeo. Given that video is quickly becoming the content type of choice when it comes to communication, especially for the digital generation, it’s no surprise that this event was buzzing with energy from hackers — all eager to make something awesome.

After hacking all day, participants demoed their projects on Saturday night. There were hacks that aimed to make life easier for the visually impaired,

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Dropbox, keeping PyCon in sync!

Dropbox was out in full force at PyCon this year. We were the Financial Aid Sponsor for the event, hosted a workshop about how to use the Dropbox API, and had a lot of great conversations with attendees at our booth. Behind the scenes, the Dropbox platform kept PyCon speakers and captioners in sync through a custom Dropbox API app.

If you’re curious about the Dropbox workshop, here are the slides and the full source code for PEP8 Squad, the demo app. PEP8 Squad reformats any Python file you drag into Dropbox according to PEP8’s recommended style.

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Get Easter eggs in your Dropbox

Some people think that Easter eggs are colorful hard-boiled chicken ova that you hide in a backyard once a year. Other people think Easter eggs are cute little surprises that developers build into their apps to delight their users. With the Dropbox API, Easter eggs can be both!

The Easter Eggs app creates a folder tree in your Dropbox with folders like “grass” and “drain pipe” and “under the back porch,” and then randomly adds image files of eggs. The aim of the game is to find all the eggs and drag the files to your “Easter basket”

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Fix dress colors with Dropbox

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 full code is on GitHub at github.com/dropbox/whitegold. The app uses webhooks and the Core API (/delta, /thumbnails, and /files_put).

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