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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Dropbox Platform : Cross Platform Cloud

Dropbox at its first developer conference in San Francisco on Tuesday announced a new initiative dubbed as 'Dropbox Platform' which is a suite of APIs that provides a cross-platform syncing solution for almost any form of data. The new platform was detailed at Dropbox's official blog.

They said - "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, no matter if you’re on your laptop at work, a tablet on a plane, or a Smartphone on the bus. Keeping devices and apps synced with your most up-to-date info has gone from “nice-to-have” to essential, which creates a real challenge for the people developing apps."

That's why Dropbox designed a cross platform to connect world's applications, devices, and services together. They used SAS and PAS of Cloud computing platform. As an initiative they started with Sync API, which allowed all users to sync their files on the go and that took years to develop and test. But today they came up with a nice package of application which allows users to sync files and any sort of data across devices and platforms.

The latest designed platform of Dropbox includes a new API named as 'Datastore'. Datastore allows applications to sync any form of data from cross platform devices. Any form of data includes contacts, to-do items, and saved game states. Dropbox no more worried about your hardware and software configuration of the device, they designed their API in such a manner that it will work seamlessly with any platform. "With the Datastore API, we're moving beyond files and providing a new model for effortlessly storing and syncing app data. When you use an app built with datastores your data will be up-to-date across all devices whether you're online or offline,"...Said the blog.

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