Dropbox API was first launched in May 2010
and since then has been widely applied to various mobile native apps. In October 2011, they announced the launch of the latest version of Dropbox API for mobile apps and web apps. As in common knowledge, Dropbox API is a machine that powers thousands of third-party Dropbox. According to, the API provides methods to read and write from
Dropbox securely. By using Dropbox API, the app that is made will be more powerful and easy to use by the user.
According to, there are some improvements found on the latest Dropbox API. First, security has been improved by using the authentication system. That way, users do not need to enter their credentials to the third-party app. Thus, the user will be redirected to the official Dropbox app on the mobile or via web at www.dropbox.com if authentication with an app is needed.
The second is the addition support for ‘app folders’. With the addition of this support, it means that the app can associate itself in a folder inside your Dropbox account. This folder can be renamed and moved anywhere within your Dropbox in accordance with your wishes, without affecting the process and/or interfere with the work of the app itself.
The third is to give third-party app access to the Dropbox revision system, like undeleting files, reverting to the previous versions of files, and not overwriting changes when two people change a file at the same time. In addition, developers can also build a search feature on the app.
And the last but not the least is the addition of better support for web apps. The first version of the API was made mainly for mobile apps. The second version is made with the same focus for both mobile apps and web apps. The addition of supported platforms includes the addition of new tutorials, documentations, and SDKs for Python, Ruby, and Java developers.
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