DBX: A Prologue

Posted by Ruchi Sanghvi on June 17, 2013

DBX is coming

Hey everyone,

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. Developers then asked for ways to harness Dropbox’s sync engine, so we released our Sync API to give apps their own cross-platform file systems. And most recently, the Dropbox Chooser has made it easier than ever to add stuff from Dropbox to any website. But there’s plenty more in store at DBX.

Today, the APIs power thousands of apps from personal mobile apps to enterprise collaboration tools — and that number’s growing every day. Developers have built and innovated on some awesome stuff alongside Dropbox and we’d like to celebrate that creativity by gathering our developer community together at DBX. We’re really excited to get feedback from you and we’re eager to share our vision of the Dropbox Platform.

We hope to see you at Fort Mason on July 9th! Request an invitation and follow @DBX2013 for updates.

25 Comments to DBX: A Prologue

Sammy Katz
June 18, 2013

It’s finally here! An entire day where the technology world will drop what they are doing to focus their attention on the vehicle to change information and storage as we know it, Dropbox.

Vladimir Syleimanov
June 18, 2013

Thats really cool! Unfortunately I’m outside SF now

etxfire
June 18, 2013

Fix it so that an object can be given a filename at the time it is sent to Dropbox.

Азамат Киельбаев
June 18, 2013

Хорошая программа.это диск в облаке!

cweagans
June 18, 2013

I’m in San Francisco for work, but a $350 ticket for a conference that has yet to prove its business value on such short notice is a non starter.

VenomVendor
June 18, 2013

Any Chance of conducting the same event in Bangalore-India ???

Jacob Roeland
June 18, 2013

Any chance of a livestream’d keynote?

Stefan Lasiewski
June 18, 2013

I’ve been a Dropbox user for the last 5 years, but this is one of the few times that I’ve heard about Dropbox apps. I poked around the website for a few minutes and I really can’t find any mention of ‘apps’. I’m sure that the information is out there somewhere and that I can find stuff if I went hunting, but why should I?

All I’m saying is that perhaps Dropbox should promote the apps a little more.

Jacob Roeland
June 18, 2013

Used to they had an app directory, but I guess it grew too large to maintain.

gefundenwerden
June 18, 2013

very nice idea.
thanks for the info :D

Adam
June 18, 2013

Stop texting me

Kiwi
June 18, 2013

Any chance of conducting the same event in Kaikoura, New Zealand?

LifeSteala
June 18, 2013

Or even Wellington, New Zealand.

Atilla Büyükurvay
June 18, 2013

Or anywhere else in the world?

Atilla Büyükurvay
June 18, 2013

good programme, and something about discs. HELL YEAH!

Xileer
June 18, 2013

“A good program. is the drive in the cloud!” – Add a space before the “это” and paste into Google Translate :p

Fuckdropbox
June 18, 2013

Haha! It’s Irritating, isn’t it? I had to disable all twitter notifications to get rid of that!

Magesh
June 18, 2013

Short notice + 350 price tag + first of its kind = stay away!

GuoJing
June 19, 2013

Haha, cool!

Brian
June 19, 2013

My feedback….give us more storage. 2gb is a joke. When I signed up for copy, I got 15gb free. THAT i can do something with.

onapthanh
June 19, 2013

I am a student and I have used it 2 years and I see that An entire day where the technology world will drop what they are doing
to focus their attention on the vehicle to change information and
storage as we know it, Dropbox. I like it @ on ap lioa

GVPROF
June 19, 2013

You have go to learn to “Love the Link.” IT is a great tool in DB!

Steve holden
June 19, 2013

I’ll be wishing you well from the UK, I am afraid, but good luck with your first developer conference!

Fylcloud
June 20, 2013

It would be awesome to see a couple of examples of mobile apps and enterprise collaboration tools. You know, see the API in action or so to speak?

tuyentalent
June 20, 2013

Totally agree, DB must have appstore soon.