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dropbox integration with an external web app

dropbox integration with an external web app

mkamalkayani
Explorer | Level 4

Hi,

I have been a dropbox user for years but new to dropbox api and developer forums.

I want to provide dropbox integration to the users of my web app. I want to provide a feature that will allow users to paste a shareable link of a folder in my app and get a preview of the files.

 

I think there would be some endpoint I can use to get the list of the files and then download them into my app, similar to how browsers show the preview of the files inside a shareable link.

I would appreciate if someone can point me in the right direction.

Thanks

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Re: dropbox integration with an external web app

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

Dropbox does not offer a way to extend the Embedder, but Dropbox does offer a general API you can use for listing, uploading, and downloading files, among other operations. You can find everything you need to get started with the Dropbox API, including documentation, tutorials, and SDKs here:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/developers

 

You may want to check out the Getting Started guide first:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/reference/getting-started

 

For the functionality you describe, to allow a user to give your app a Dropbox shared link for a folder, and then have your app list and download from that link, you should check out the following endpoints:

Those are links to the documentation for the HTTPS endpoints themselves, but we recommend using one of the official SDKs if possible:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation

 

Those have corresponding native methods for the HTTPS endpoints.

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Re: dropbox integration with an external web app

mkamalkayani
Explorer | Level 4

Update:

I explored the docs and have found the embeder component. It allows me to show the files in the folder of the publicly shareable link. That's cool.

However, I want the user to select some files and then I can get the links of the selected files and download them. What options do I have to extend the embedder component?

Additionally, the embeder component is calling this endpoint: `https://www.dropbox.com/2/trello/get_shared_link_metadata/batch`
I haven't come across /trello in the api docs, anyone knows why is it used here?

Re: dropbox integration with an external web app

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

Dropbox does not offer a way to extend the Embedder, but Dropbox does offer a general API you can use for listing, uploading, and downloading files, among other operations. You can find everything you need to get started with the Dropbox API, including documentation, tutorials, and SDKs here:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/developers

 

You may want to check out the Getting Started guide first:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/reference/getting-started

 

For the functionality you describe, to allow a user to give your app a Dropbox shared link for a folder, and then have your app list and download from that link, you should check out the following endpoints:

Those are links to the documentation for the HTTPS endpoints themselves, but we recommend using one of the official SDKs if possible:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/developers/documentation

 

Those have corresponding native methods for the HTTPS endpoints.

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Re: dropbox integration with an external web app

mkamalkayani
Explorer | Level 4

@Greg-DB Thanks.

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