HiDrive is a cloud storage service. The HiDrive Android SDK allows an easy way to integrate an Android app with the HiDrive cloud storage platform. Interfacing with the HiDrive the API, Android developers are able to integrate tools such as user login, uploading files for storage, reading and writing files, performing file compression, creating picture thumbnails, as well as other functions. The API is free to incorporate into 3rd party applications or web-apps, and uses OAuth 2 for authentication. The Android SDK comes equipped with a sample RandomThumnail Android app as a tutorial on how to integrate with the HiDrive platform.
The book publishing business is undergoing rapid changes. Self-publishing your own content is a growing trend and Lulu, an online publishing platform wants to provide publishers, content creators and developers with an API to manage the entire process. The Lulu APIs now cover publishing, document conversion and full e-commerce capabilities.
In a bold move that takes the company beyond its traditional file syncing roots, DropBox launched Datastore, an API that manages structured data, such as bookmarks, contacts, to do-list items, and game states. Dropbox made the announcement at its first DBX developer conference on Tuesday.
Oddcast, innovative web and mobile marketer, has released a cloud based text-to-speech (TTS) API: Vocalware. Releasing the platform via API allows developers to extend TTS to any browser-based or mobile application. Vocalware intends to become the one stop shop for cloud based speech functionality.