3 ways to add sharing to your Dropbox App

Storing personal files in Dropbox is useful, but collaborating with others can make you even more effective. Whether for your business, school, or personal projects, Dropbox sharing can create more engaging work. There are a number of ways to incorporate shared files and folders with Dropbox. Each method can be accessed with the Dropbox API, allowing your app to automatically add the right people to your projects.

In this post, we’ll use the Dropbox API to implement sharing in three ways. The code samples use the Dropbox Python SDK, but you could use any SDK (or make direct API calls).

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Automating File Request Workflows using Tray.io

Previously in our blog, we described how to Streamline File Collection by using the file request endpoints in our API, however you don’t have to write a full integration to take advantage of the API! Dropbox recently announced a partnership with Tray.io, a flexible General Automation Platform that lets users integrate and automate their business processes. As a developer, building automation workflows on the Tray Platform can save hours of manual work or custom app development.

Let’s say it’s 9:05 AM on Tuesday, and you just realized that yet again, you have to collect reports from your team.

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Scaling down large image files using the get thumbnail API

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),

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Grow your business as a Dropbox Technology Partner

 

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new Dropbox Technology Partner Program. We expanded our program to include three partner tiers and added a variety of new benefits. Better yet – it’s free to join. 

We created the Dropbox Technology Partner Program to team-up with innovative companies to help our 500 million users and 400,000 teams work more seamlessly across best-of-breed tools and solutions. By building and partnering with Dropbox, you can deepen your product offering, expand your customer reach, and create more value for your users.

Program benefits

As a Dropbox Technology Partner,

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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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