Dropbox releases Android app and Dropbox Anywhere

Hot off the heels from Tuesday’s iPad app release, Dropbox today announced the availability of their much awaited Android application. 

Android users can now freely access their Dropbox account and files through the native client. In addition to viewing and downloading files, users can also stream music and movies straight to their device. Other highlighted features include file upload, syncing, and sharing.

Dropbox for Android is available in the Android Market as a free download. 

The other big news is the announcement of Dropbox Anywhere, their new collection of tools and APIs for developers. With the new API, developers can now integrate Dropbox right into their applications—both mobile and desktop. Dropbox Anywhere should provide a new seamless experience for users to access, sync, and share the files in their account from almost any device or application. 

The first batch of Dropbox Partner Apps using the new API have been announced here

More people than ever face the challenge of making their documents, photos and other files available and in sync across the ever-increasing group of devices they use everyday. This challenge has increased as these devices – and the apps they enable – grow more sophisticated.  Providing support for all major mobile platforms, Dropbox Anywhere solves this problem by making documents and media ubiquitously available across the multiple computers and devices a given user accesses in the course of a day. And with the Dropbox mobile API, these benefits can be extended to the new generation of mobile apps, making them easier to use and more valuable.

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I've read that this version of Dropbox allows you to set up that any photos you take on your phone are automatically uploaded to your Dropbox. That's pretty awesome.

Benjamin Rubenstein said,
I've read that this version of Dropbox allows you to set up that any photos you take on your phone are automatically uploaded to your Dropbox. That's pretty awesome.

Hmm, i checked and couldn't find anything like that.
Actually when i take a picture and try the Share buttons it won't even give me the option to upload to Dropbox.
Odd.

Sumi said,
It's not available on my HTC Tattoo... Is it only for Android 2.1?

I got it running on my 2.1 (HTC Desire), downloaded from the market

Slightly OT but is there a win app for DB like getcloudapp.com - something that just sits in the tray and I can drag files etc to?

wow dropbox just keeps on gettin better, once i fill up my 3.25 gigs ima have to start paying, seems very worth it

-=MagMan=- said,
Bah, still no Delete ability on the Android... C'mon guys, this would be a logical feature to have!

lol, being too happy too quickly, aren't we

Android is becoming a great platform and I hope even more developers port their apps to it. It might just become my next smartphone OS.

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Edited by noroom, May 5 2010, 9:44am :

noroom said,
Android is becoming a great platform and I hope even more developers port their apps to it. It might just become my next smartphone OS.

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Was looking to make an account, used your code.