Dropbox is releasing a new API for developers that should help bring new capabilities to apps that tie into the service for file storage and sharing. The new API handles a variety of sync functions on both iOS and Android devices. Dropbox will now treat files as if they were local, managing syncing, caching, change tracking, and offline access. These functions were previously handled by app developers who had to code all of this themselves. » Read the rest
Connecting your Android device to your computer with a USB cable can be annoying and almost prehistoric. Most people have WiFi networks set up in their home and anyone using a smartphone is going to have a data connection, so why not use those to transfer files to and from your computer with your device? It’s easier and you’re not chained to a USB cable when you want to move some music around. There’s several different ways to get the job down, and this guide is going to go through some of those options.
The Android Dropboxapp update to version 2.3 is now available. The update provides some UI improvements and slight updates but its focus is clearly on photo sharing. If you have the “Camera Upload” feature enabled photo sharing via Dropbox is pretty damn easy. The the app’s gallery view of your uploaded images allows you to select multiple images. Once selected you can add to an album, delete or share a link to the usual choices (Gmail, SMS, Facebook, Google+, etc.). The recipient gets a link to the images you selected. They can then decide to download or add to their own Dropbox account.
One of the questions I receive most often from my less tech-savvy friends (and iPhone owners) is about how to email multiple photos. “I tried to email the 50+ photos from my daughter’s birthday party but…” Ugh, stop. Just use Dropbox and quit bothering me. Everyone else, update via the Play Store or hit the download link below.
Dropbox is an incredible product that keeps all of your files synced across your different devices. Samsung took note of the company and began integrating the software back when they released the Galaxy S III, giving users a free 50GB pass. Yesterday, Dropbox announced that it will be strengthening its partnership with Samsung (the fastest selling smartphone manufacturer in the world) by adding Dropbox integration into many future Samsung devices (smart cameras, tablets, smartphones, computers, etc). The Samsung integration will begin in March of 2013. Dropbox recently reached 100 million users, so it seems the partnership is working quite nicely for them. If you’re a Dropbox user who’s planning on buying a future Samsung device, then you better start thinking what you’re gonna do with all that free storage! To read Dropbox’s press release, hit the break.
Hopefully there aren’t too many diehard AudioGalaxy fans out there, as it looks like Dropbox has bought up the music streaming service and has closed it to new subscribers. Existing users will be able to use the music streaming until sometime next year, but that’s not going to be around forever. Since AudioGalaxy isn’t a direct competitor to Dropbox, hopefully we’ll see this great music streaming service given new life as a new Dropbox feature. Music streaming is extremely popular, and cloud storage is extremely popular. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the popular Dropbox team try to tackle combining the two.
source: Android Police
It’s nice when Dropbox always lets us in on what they’re up to. In this case, they’ve revealed several new updated features on their Android app:
- Thumbnails for video files
- Better video playback for both ICS and Jelly Bean
- UI improvements on the Nexus 7
- Ability to open Dropbox files directly in other apps
- Various bug fixes
While bug fixes are always nice and welcomed, the most interesting part of this updated beta build has to be the UI improvements for the Nexus 7. It’s always great to see a Google Nexus device being supported in a big way. You can get your hands on this beta in the source link!
source: Dropbox Forums
Luckily, Canadian tech blog Mobile Syrup received confirmation from Samsung that all Canadian carriers will indeed be offering the deal. This gives all Samsung Galaxy S III users 50GB of space on Dropbox for two years, which is twice the amount HTC is offering with their Dropbox deal. 50GB normally costs $99/year on Dropbox, so this is a great value.
Here’s the full statement from Sammy:
New GS III users will receive a basic 2GB of free space with Dropbox (It is permanent). When they create their own Dropbox account or link their existing account to Samsung Apps, the user will receive 48GB more space through a promotional offer, for a total of 50GB. This is available for 2yrs.
source: mobile syrup
Samsung may have stood up to U.S. carriers to disallow any cosmetic alterations to the Galaxy S III but that’s not to say the carriers won’t screw things up for customers somehow. If you were thinking about getting the Galaxy S III from either Verizon or AT&T, and were banking on the two years of free 50GB’s of Dropbox space, boy do I have some bad news for you. Dropbox just confirmed on their website that the offer as it was announced in the international GSIII unveiling will not apply to us folks in the states. Well, for AT&T and Verizon at least. We still don’t know about Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular. Let’s just hope three out of the five major U.S. carriers still have a heart. Only time will tell.
To see the bad news for yourself you can visit the source link below. Whether you read it here or over there the news still sucks. Sorry folks, I am bummed about this too. Feel free to let out your frustrations in the comments below.
The greatest and most popular cloud storage solution has just gotten an update to its Android app. The new software version for DropBox is 2.14 and introduces a few new wrinkles to an already impressive app. The first new feature brings Korean language support, while the secondary feature is a biggie— custom-tailored video streaming for Android 4.0 users. Yes friends… DropBox just continues to make things easier for as many people possible. Be sure to head onto the Play Store to grab the latest version of the DropBox software. Or you can of course scan that QR code below if that tickles your fancy.
You want to know how Samsung intends on enticing potential customers now that it’s Galaxy S III smartphone is out? No, it isn’t the quad-core processor built-in nor the sweet lineup of accessories. My friends, Sammy is offering an attractive 50GB of free storage courtesy of Dropbox— similar to what HTC has done in the past. The key difference is HTC offered “only” 25GB, while Sammy is offering double the storage space.
Keep in mind as awesome as this is, it won’t last forever. Samsung and Dropbox will be offering this awesome promotion for Galaxy S III owners for a limited time only— owners who take advantage of this will have free storage for only 2 years. But hey— by the time 2 years comes around, we’ll probably be seeing a bigger and better promotion by then.
source: Venture Beat