Dropbox announces upcoming data sync service for apps

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Date: Wednesday, July 10th, 2013, 07:12
Category: News, Software

Dropbox is growing.

Per The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Dropbox announced that it will begin an iCloud-like data sync service.

The announcement went as follows:

“Today, we’re excited for you try out the beta release of the Datastore API – simple databases for your apps with Dropbox sync built-in! Use datastores to save your app’s data – settings, contacts, or any other content that users create – and Dropbox will take care of all the syncing for you. People who use your Datastore-enabled app can be sure their information will always be up-to-date and available, no matter what device or platform they use.”

Developers will now be able to use Dropbox’s DataStore sync databases to sync any number of different types of data across devices on multiple platforms. This not only includes contacts and files, but also things like game saves and app settings. The DataStore sync also works when a user does not have an Internet connection. Changes are saved locally and the next time a connection is made the changes are synced across devices.

Not a bad thing and stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

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