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Is it possible to have more than one developer working on an app?

Is it possible to have more than one developer working on an app?

obiefernandez
New member | Level 2

My partner and I are both programmers and are trying to collaborate on an app idea that uses the Dropbox API. I created the app and have been managing its settings like webhook URLs and stuff like that, but I would like him to also be able to manage the settings. However, I don't see any way of sharing that kind of admin privilege with him. If he goes to the URL  of the app it tells him that only the app owner can manage settings. Is that really a hard limitation? Hard to believe I'm the first one to run into this, but couldn't find anything else about it online.

 

Thanks,
Obie

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Re: Is it possible to have more than one developer working on an app?

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

Unfortunately, it's not possible to add additional owners to an app, or allow other accounts to view/configure an app's settings, but I'll be sure to pass this along as a feature request. I can't promise if or when that might be implemented though. 

We can transfer API app ownership upon request, but it would still only be owned by and accessible to one account at a time.

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Re: Is it possible to have more than one developer working on an app?

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

Unfortunately, it's not possible to add additional owners to an app, or allow other accounts to view/configure an app's settings, but I'll be sure to pass this along as a feature request. I can't promise if or when that might be implemented though. 

We can transfer API app ownership upon request, but it would still only be owned by and accessible to one account at a time.

Re: Is it possible to have more than one developer working on an app?

obiefernandez
New member | Level 2

Ah that's a bummer. Hope it gets fixed soon.

Re: Is it possible to have more than one developer working on an app?

jeff00coder
Explorer | Level 4

In Box, Google, and Microsoft: they allow web apps to have multiple owners (aka collaborators).

 

Why does not Dropbox?

 

The advantage of multiple owners is if something should happen to the original owner (left company, disabled, etc...) then there would be no need to perform transfer of ownership.

 

I have requested this feature before 2 years ago, and still unfortunate that Dropbox still has not address this most basic feature that is has been provided Box, Google, and Microsoft for years.

Re: Is it possible to have more than one developer working on an app?

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

@jeff00coder I see you also posted this in a new thread, so I'll follow up with you there: https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Discuss-Dropbox-Developer-API/Why-does-Dropbox-not-support-multiple-...

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