Streamline file collection with the file request API

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,

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OAuth code flow implementation using Node.JS and Dropbox JavaScript SDK

In this blog post we show you how to implement an OAuth authorization code grant flow using Node.JS and Dropbox JavaScript SDK that works with multiple users.  The code presented here is for a development environment, as you need to carefully implement security measures not considered in this blog post when using a production environment. 

We will walk you through the configuration of a Dropbox application, installing and configuring the libraries needed for the project, and finally the code implementation that supports the OAuth authorization code grant flow using JavaScript. If you are unfamiliar with OAuth,

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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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Automate your development workflows with Dropbox and Workato

Dropbox is all about enabling teams to easily collaborate around content. There are many use cases for integrating directly with the Dropbox API, but there are also some scenarios where integrating with a workflow automation platform will allow you to ship a great solution faster than building them yourself. Whether you’re building out workflows for your company, customers, or yourself, Workato uses the Dropbox API to help you automate processes around content in Dropbox and other applications.

Workato can poll for Dropbox events or receive events using webhooks.

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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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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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