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Dropbox is already one of the biggest players in online storage. But the company wants to be more than that. At its first developers conference, Dropbox introduced new tools that app makers can use to make Dropbox the default save location for their data.

By saving your game progress, music playlists, contact lists, or other information to the cloud, you can pick up where you left off on any device. While Apple, Google, and Microsoft have their own cloud storage solutions, Dropbox is cross-platform which means you may one day be able to start a game on your iPad and pick up where you left off on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

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4 replies on “Lilbits (7-09-2013): Dropbox wants to sync your app data”

  1. Sounds like a rich target for mining by the NSA and similar “non domestic” surveillance and profiling organizations. All your base are belong to us!

    1. Oh dear, “the man” knows my angry birds scores and pron habits…

  2. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.


    No thanks.

  3. I hope app data backup becomes integrated into Android through some sort of Google Cloud Storage (what Google Drive uses) integration and not Dropbox. For just file backup, I use Amazon S3 which is what Dropbox uses. It’s cheaper in the long run especially if you make use of the automatic transfer to Amazon Glacier for less often used data.

    I guess using Dropbox to access Amazon S3 storage is easier for people who don’t want to figure out how the backend stuff works but I prefer just using Amazon S3 and Glacier directly and skip Dropbox.

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