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Associating a new file format with our custom application.

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Associating a new file format with our custom application.

New member | Level 1

Hello,

We have a new file format created for our application. So, our customers in their end would have Dropbox installed and will get these new files.

So, the usage would be that first time when the users get these files and click on it, Dropbox should suggest that the application to read this file is available at "xyz.com" so that they can download it from there and install it.

Is there a way to add new suggestions to dropbox?


Regards,

Srinivas

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Re: Associating a new file format with our custom application.

Dropboxer

[Cross-linking for reference: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/34185754/is-there-a-way-to-add-a-new-file-format-association-in-... ]

Do you mean you'd like a way to have the Dropbox clients (e.g., web, desktop, and mobile) recommend/link to your app when users browse to a file of a particular type? This isn't currently possible, but we'll consider this a feature request.

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New member | Level 1

Hello Gregory,

So we have an application that reads 3D Pointlcoud data and we have a new file format for this.

Our business team guys want to talk to someone out there in Dropbox Co. Is it possible to to arrange it? How should we approach? Whom to contact. We are a small startup based out of Toronto, CA

Any help would be invaluable.

Thanks!

Srinivas

 

 

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Re: Associating a new file format with our custom application.

Dropboxer

If you'd like to contact our business development team, you can do so here:

https://www.dropbox.com/contact_bizdev

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Re: Associating a new file format with our custom application.

New member | Level 1

Answering to your question, yes we need a software recommendation for a file format in the dropbox client(any os).

 

Thanks!

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New member | Level 1

Thanks for the update. I shall forward this to our business team. So, if this is considered for a feature how long will it take before it is rolled out?

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Re: Associating a new file format with our custom application.

Dropboxer

I've sent this along as a request, but I can't promise if or when it may be implemented.

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Re: Associating a new file format with our custom application.

New member | Level 1

Cool. Thanks for the information.

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Re: Associating a new file format with our custom application.

Dropboxer

I just wanted to follow up on this thread to let you know about a new feature called "Extensions" you may be interested in. It's a way for third party web applications to register certain file type extensions so that users of the app can easily open files of that type in the app from the Dropbox web site. You can find information on it here:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/lp/developers/reference/extensions-guide

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