4shared is an online storage and file sharing service that was founded in 2005. Users can upload, store and share all types of files, including music, video, photos and documents.
The 4shared API provides developers access to more than 100 API functions, including access web account, upload/download files, search files and create and delete folders.
Online file storage and sharing is now a part of the workflow of most netizens. File storage vendors are engaged in a big battle with each other to capture user mindshare. One of the key differentiators is to provide unique applications that work in conjunction with the file storage services at the backend. 4shared announced a unique developer contest that could see the winners earn some serious money for working with the 4shared API.