Welcome back, professor. This article is a follow-up to “3 ways to add sharing to your Dropbox App”. We’re going to dive deeper into more advanced sharing use cases that are possible with the Dropbox API. Let’s get to it.
As you may remember, you’re a professor for a large university. Besides teaching, you run a multifaceted research lab. It’s a busy job, but with some creative use of the Dropbox API, you’re able to spend most of your time focused on the parts you enjoy. That’s because Dropbox Business accounts allow you to closely manage team sharing.
Developers building for Dropbox Business can now use the new team events API to power their workflow and analytic applications.
Dropbox Business provides an activity log that records all of the key events taken on a team. An admin on a Business team can use the events in the Admin Console to audit and monitor activity within the team. We have re-written the corresponding API from the ground-up with over 300 events available. The new v2 API (team_log/get_events) improves upon its v1 predecessor with a rich schema, new attributes,
Customers turn to Dropbox Business because they want a single, central place to store their team’s content. Today, individual users can share content amongst themselves and admins can publish content into select folders. But, we know that a lot of teams would value a coherent, shared collaborative space.
We are beginning to roll out the release of a team-centric Dropbox Business model that introduces a shared collaborative space called Team Spaces. Dropbox Business accounts with Team Spaces will have unified shared space for all team members, where users can add and remove access for individuals or groups anywhere in the filesystem.