As digital cameras evolve, including the ones in our smartphones, photos produced by them constantly increase in resolution and file size. For instance, on my current smartphone, the average file size of pictures goes between 6-8 MB, when the ones produced by my 3-year-old smartphone average 2-3 MB.
Having a large file size is not a problem when previewing images directly in the Dropbox website or the Dropbox mobile apps as these surfaces are optimized for large files, but presents challenges when interacting with other APIs.
If you’re transferring your images to a third party API for processing (like an image recognition AI),
It’s the first of the month and that means you’re about to be inundated with invoices from contractors. You could head it off with a bulk email, but then you’re wading through replies with attachments that could easily be lost in the shuffle of other activity. This is a perfect use case for Dropbox and our API to help automate tasks like file collection.
File requests help you structure these repeating duties. Whether it’s contractor invoices, student homework assignments, or new employee headshots, you can use file requests to collect and organize files from anyone,
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.
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,
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,
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.