Earlier this year, Box announced Box Mobile SDKs to help developers integrate functionality within enterprise apps. Today, Box extended the SDK's reach with a Preview SDK for Android. Box Preview enables developers to preview and collaborate on various Box features without launching a desktop app or downloading external content.
The Box Preview SDK supports more than 120 file types, including images, PDFs, audio, video, and more with minimal code. The Preview SDK for Android allows app users to explore more content within an app. Users can interact with such content without opening a third party app to view or engage with such content. In line with the Mobile SDKs launched earlier this year, the Preview SDK utilizes pre-built user interface elements to minimize development time and expense.
To assist developers with the new offering, Box published a sample app at Github. To get started, use the Box Content SDK to set a client ID & secret, and authenticate the user. Use the Box Content SDK or Box Browse SDK to get a BoxFile instance. Once the instance is created, start a BoxPreviewActivity using the CreateIntentBuilder factory method. For full details, visit the docs on GitHub.
Box continues to delve into the enterprise developer community. The Box Preview SDK could be a strategic step towards the community as developers can play with Box functionality with no budget or resource approvals typically necessary for new app development. Check out more features and options via Box's blog announcement.