The OneDrive API Is Now Available

Now Developers Can integrate OneDrive Into Their Apps

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According to Cisco there will be about 11 billion mobile connected devices in the next 5 years. Another report notes that ” YouTube users upload more than 300 hours of video every minute.”  As more devices connect to the web every day, they bring along with them gigabytes of photos, videos and files that need a secure and reliable cloud backup solution. That’s where OneDrive comes in!

In the business of Cloud Storage with dominant competing products like Dropbox and Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive provides a reliable cloud storage solution both for personal and business use. Now Microsoft is expanding access to its leading cloud solution by launching the OneDrive api.

API stands for a Application Programming Interface, which is a tool that gives third party software developers to build apps connected to the OneDrive platform. The OneDrive API will help developers to build apps across a variety operating systems including web, iOS, Android and Windows Phone. So key features provided through the API are:

  • The ability to retrieve new changes to files and folders to efficiently keep a large set of files in sync with minimal calls
  • Resumable uploads of files up to 10 GB via file-fragment uploading for working with rich content, like HD videos
  • Customizable file thumbnail images for delivering a more integrated experience across your app and OneDrive

To learn more about the new OneDrive API, visit http://onedrive.github.io/index.htm

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