Update: All of the session videos from DBX are now live!
If you couldn’t join us on Tuesday at DBX (or you just want to re-live the magic), the video of Drew’s keynote is now available:
(It’s just under an hour long.)
We’ll be posting videos of the other sessions and more updates on our developer site, so stay tuned!
We’re so excited this morning to kick off DBX, our first developer conference. Fort Mason is buzzing with energy from our incredible community of developers, designers, and partners. Back in 2007, when it was just the two of us coding in an apartment, we never imagined that six years later there’d be over 175 million people using Dropbox and more than a billion files synced each day.
We’re proud that Dropbox has become the home for millions of people’s most important stuff. So we want to be sure that stuff is always available,
Once upon a time, we built Dropbox to make it easy to have your stuff anywhere, and share it with others. But after using it a bit, many of us thought: “Wouldn’t it be great if [insert app name] could do that too?”
That’s why we started building Dropbox’s APIs (application-programming interfaces) for developers, which let Dropbox speak and interact with some of your favorite services and apps.
Dropbox’s APIs started with humble beginnings. At first, our Core API let users get to their stuff in Dropbox from other apps they were using.
Mark your calendars! This summer, the Dropbox community will come together on July 9 for a day of creativity and exploration at San Francisco’s Fort Mason.
At DBX, you’ll meet fellow developers, see the great things they’re building, and share ideas with the engineers and designers working on Dropbox’s API.
But most importantly, you’ll be the first to learn about new products that will make developing on Dropbox even easier.
We’ve got a lot of exciting news to share, so follow @dbx2013 for the latest.
As you make your way around the web, you’re bound to come across ‘attach’, ‘upload’ and ‘add file’ buttons pretty often. Right now, most of these only let you choose stuff from your computer, and you need to upload again if you make any changes. Lame.
Enter the Dropbox Chooser: a new way for developers to let you access the photos, docs and videos in your Dropbox from any web application, and keep them updated. We recently announced that you could share from Dropbox inside Facebook Groups, and with the Dropbox Chooser,
Today we’re psyched to announce that you can share stuff from Dropbox right inside Facebook Groups! Now you can share notes with your study group, add the latest game schedule to your basketball team’s group, or post a birthday video to your family’s group at lightning speed from wherever you are. Just like other posts to Facebook Groups, people can like or comment on anything you share from within the group. And if you make any edits to a file you’ve shared, the group will get an update automatically! To share with your Facebook group, click ‘Add File’ on the group’s page.