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.
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,
Earlier today we announced the launch of our new DBX Platform, a unified suite of APIs and tools for developers. Since launching our first API in 2008, Dropbox has enabled over 500,000 developers to build connections to leading applications and tools. With your success, the platform has reached a scale of more than 2 billion API calls per day—and we’re just getting started.