Dropbox expands platform ambitions with new datastore features
Matt Weinberger |
Sept. 18, 2014
Dropbox today announces a trio of improvements to its datastore API, which lets developers sync and store data outside of files (such as settings, contacts, other user-generated stuff), as the cloud company works to expands its ambitions as the platform of choice for developers building apps that need to store any significant amount of data.
There's certainly nothing wrong with this approach, and at least some of these apps taking advantage of the new features will find their way into enterprise usage. But I doubt this will help Dropbox win the hearts and minds of the kind of enterprise developers that are swelling the ranks of the likes of competitor Box.