So what so we mean by clever Dropbox Map integration?
The cloud based mobile world we now live in offers an almost unlimited range of possibilities. Location has become a key component of many (most?) mobile apps. That is good for companies like us who build location and map based apps. But it still begs the question:
So many possibilities where where should we begin?
We view integration as a key component of our work in 2014. Integrating location based systems such as GIS (geographic information systems) with other complementary technologies. We love Dropbox. Its simple to use and has made document sharing so easy. We’ve thought for a while how powerful it would be to combine Dropbox with mapping technology. Combine map markers which provide a snapshot of information in a pop up: name, address, image etc with more detailed documents related to that point.
For staff who are out of the office, we can see some major advantages of a mobile Dropbox map integration. When visiting various sites, executives can select a specific location (site visit, new site selection, customer visit) from the map and have that linked to Dropbox documemts uploaded by office based staff. More than that these executives can write site specific notes and take images with their iPad. iPhone or Android equivalents and upload these to Dropbox.
A Dropbox map integrated application which can be accessed on mobile devices enhances greatly document and data sharing, and collaboration. Its a powerful combination.
DropBox Map Integration
The demo below shows a mobile Dropbox map integration. A simple interactive map interface, which leverages Esri’s ArcGIS Online, is combined with access to files and directories in a Dropbox account. Access to both map and Dropbox are controlled by log ins so data remains private.
If you are still carrying paper documents when out of the office. Switching to mobile technology with this type of integration may save time, money and much frustration.
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