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.
Dropbox has announced its first developer conference: DBX. On July 9th, Dropbox will host an invited group of developers and designers to San Francisco to share ideas with developer brethren and learn about what's coming from Drobox. Although attendees must be invited, tickets are $350 and those interested can request an invitation.
A mobile app using the Google Analytics API ran into a really good problem to have. It got popular. The Analytiks app had enough users that it was frequently going beyond the 50K requests per day allotted to each developer. Each users has to authenticate, but then all share a single pool of requests. By contrast, the Twitter API's per-user limit makes more sense.