Dropbox Overhauls Chooser As Platform Adds “Tens of Thousands” Of Developers Each Week



Dropbox, which is courting developers to make it easier for consumers to add and use files wherever they want, just overhauled its “Chooser” feature.

Introduced in November of last year, it was designed to make it easy for developers to build in an “attach from Dropbox feature” instead of having to create one from scratch. Adding Dropbox’s Chooser to an app involves a small JavaScript snippet and helps developers avoid an implementation of OAuth, or managing uploads and storage.

With that and Dropbox’s growing reach, the company says it’s adding “tens of thousands” of developers every week and that “hundreds of thousands” of files are being shared using Chooser every week. There are “thousands” of applications in development, said Daniel Levine, who works platform at the YC-backed company.

Today Dropbox is touching up Chooser by adding the ability to select multiple files at once and upload files directly…

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