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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New API enhancements to support Team Spaces

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. 

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Node Photo Gallery Tutorial

We recently published a tutorial on how to build a production-ready photo gallery web service using Node.JS and Dropbox.

In the step-by-step guide, you’ll learn about all the technologies required to implement a web service that will allow you to nicely display images stored in your Dropbox account in a photo gallery.  We cover topics such as authentication to Dropbox via OAuth, app folder access Dropbox permissions, photo rendering using a JavaScript library called Galleria, and code deployment on Heroku for production. 

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