Dropbox, the file sharing provider, recently announced a platform that is capable of syncing almost anything on the cloud. The announcement came at the company’s first developer press conference held at San Francisco. According to tech experts, highlight of the event was that the company’s current use base stands at 175 million.
The company itself was started by Drew Houton and Arash Ferdowsi in an apartment. The duo launched the service for the first time in 2008-it is now available across platforms including Windows, Apple, Mac OSX, Linux, and BlackBerry.
The company is also coming off with another major milestone where in 2012 it had announced that it crossed the 100 million mark and had users across all platforms. Noteworthy then is the fact that Dropbox has seen an escalation of over 75 per cent within a year, no mean feat by any standards.
Dropbox also announced its new platform, wherein the users gain access to a bevy of tools that allow for easy, cross platform syncing. The platform itself is built on top of the Sync APU-a new library which makes it easier to sync with Dropbox. The platform itself is built on the Sync API which make it easier to sync Dropbox and will give users a new saving option raning from settings, contacts, to-do list items and the latest doodle.
“Imagine a task-tracking app that works on both your iPhone and the web. If it’s built with the Datastore API, you can check off items from your phone during a cross-country flight and add new tasks from your computer and Dropbox will make sure the changes don’t clobber each other”, the company writes in its blog.