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Integrate Dropbox to system accounts and sharing API [released]

asked 2013-12-25 14:24:23 +0300

Neo gravatar image

updated 2014-01-18 21:46:26 +0300

Would it be possible to have dropbox integrated in accounts? The idea is to integrate it into accounts so one can share a picture directly from the gallery app or the camera app. This is a feature existing in N9.

This question is not about a dropbox app, but a full integration into phone's accounts.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by nthn
close date 2016-01-24 14:56:14.898806


Me too I would like to have this feature. Maybe an app has to be developed first.

thwint ( 2013-12-25 14:45:36 +0300 )edit

there is a drop box app Sailbox or so. maybe this could be integrated even further than today? could someone with dropbox account go check it out please?

Low ( 2013-12-25 14:47:35 +0300 )edit

Sailbox is working....checked already...it is fine, still not feature rich but very usable... EDIT: s/future/feature/ :-)

Miki ( 2013-12-25 14:50:30 +0300 )edit

Great. Found it in the store. Thx

thwint ( 2013-12-25 14:54:32 +0300 )edit

interesting architecture question in deed. I just put it up, let's see: click here

Low ( 2013-12-25 14:57:36 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-12-11 19:52:09 +0300

Andy Branson gravatar image

Owncloud please!

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answered 2014-12-12 12:31:27 +0300

andreibechet gravatar image

So instead of starting with let's say Dropbox and add later we don't prefer anything? Please go for this. Go for Dropbox and OwnCloud.

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answered 2014-12-06 02:03:53 +0300

DrBlock42 gravatar image

I would love to have Creative Cloud Support.

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answered 2014-12-06 10:30:16 +0300

updated 2014-12-06 10:30:51 +0300

I think it's difficult for one reason. Another question related to skype-integration was anwered by a jolla employee that it is difficult for a little company like Jolla to implement skype because they have to buy licenses which are very expensiv. Maybe it's the same case with dropbox, if not they would have implement it, i think!

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I think there is also another side to it. When you go for lets say Dropbox, you should in fact also go for Box, and many other file sync parties. You'd like to have a nice implementation of a standard, but there is none. Implementing many standards created by businesses to solely serve their own good makes implementing something like Dropbox more difficult.

Its the same with chat applications, if they'd use XMPP its easy. They use a standard. If they think up of something themselves, it is a whole different.

Simon de la Court ( 2014-12-11 20:06:32 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-12-11 17:15:11 +0300

DownTwist gravatar image

I wouldn't want to have one cloud service preferred by the OS itself.

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Just maken the account api open source so the community can make plugins. I would like to have an Mega plugin as an example. Let the community help to make it work!!

BonoNL ( 2015-03-14 22:33:18 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-09-16 18:00:37 +0300

HarhaanJohtaja gravatar image

updated 2015-09-16 19:11:11 +0300

I am guessing that Dropbox and OneDrive are coming "soon" as accounts:





Implemted OneDrive images sync plugin

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What I understood about those is that they will provide a way to sync the backup to Dropbox/OneDrive.I'm not a programmer so I might be terribly mistaken also. :D

raketti ( 2015-09-16 18:25:18 +0300 )edit

I hope so, and else let them please make an api for the account integration!!

BonoNL ( 2015-09-20 22:58:52 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-01-24 14:55:53 +0300

nthn gravatar image

You can now add a Dropbox account as of

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