Dropbox API Updates

// By Dropbox Team • Jul 14, 2010

We’ve got some great (and obvious) news, which is that we’ve just launched a new version of the Dropbox Developer website!  If you’ve been to the website before, you’ll notice that it’s now substantially different, and not just with looks.  Here’s a quick summary of the major changes:

Developer App Keys

As part of the new site, you no longer need to apply to get access to an App Key for testing purposes.  As of right now, you can go to the My Apps section and create an App with Developer status.

Approval Process for Production Status

In order for your App Key to work with all users and have a higher limit for API calls, it needs to be approved for Production status.  To apply for Production status, click the “Get Production Key” link on the options page for your app.  At this time, only mobile apps that run natively on the device are being approved.  Also, given the security concern associated with allowing you to access user files we need some proof that you’re going to behave well.  This could be a history of mobile app development, an email address showing you’re part of a reputable company, or a phone call where you come across as an especially competent and trusting person.

New Documentation

We’ve redone the Quick Start section based on your feedback, and we’ll continue to roll out improvements to the documentation over the next few days. If you have any thoughts or questions on this, let us know on the Support Section.

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