How-To

05 Jan 2017 · by Ross McKegney
A common struggle: you've searched way too many combinations of words to find the image you need and it's still not popping up. Keeping your content organized and searchable, especially as the number of assets grows over time, can require a lot of manual work. What if you could automatically add...
20 Dec 2016 · by Jonathan Berger
Starting today, the collaborations object in the Box Content API will now support file-level collaborations in addition to folder-level collaborations. Collaborations are used to set and apply permissions for users and groups to files and folders, similar to access control lists. This means that...
09 Dec 2016
With PocketScience Companion, your folders in Box can easily be turned into fully customizable branded mobile applications for sales, marketing, or internal operations teams. This brings the security and control of Box content to your digital business processes. With PocketScience Companion, you...
10 Nov 2016 · by Allen-Michael Grobelny
There is an emerging trend in software design called serverless architecture. However the term "serverless" is a misnomer. Serverless architecture is just another way to optimize the new offerings from cloud IaaS providers such as AWS and Azure. So, You're Telling Me There's a Server?Yes, there's a...
19 Oct 2016 · by Paul Paulauskas
Today, enterprise organizations are looking at many ways that digital technologies can replace legacy processes and help increase productivity and efficiency. One such transition is from manual signatures to e-signatures. It may seem like a simple step, but digitizing document signatures saves...
20 Sep 2016 · by Ross McKegney
This might be a surprise to some, but VR has actually been around longer than Facebook! Not only that, but despite some consumer success over the past 30 years, VR has historically been employed primarily in the service of enterprise use cases. When VR technology was expensive, using caves or head...
24 Aug 2016 · by Ross McKegney
One of the common use cases for Box is streamlining content delivery between employees and external parties. For example, sales reps getting the latest product information to customers, investment advisors collecting signed documents from clients, etc. The strength of Box in these scenarios is the...
20 Jul 2016 · by Austin Ringer & Cary Cheng
Creating bleeding edge digital experiences for customers, suppliers, and partners often begins with the basics. In this tutorial we will add 'drag and drop' upload to a web app using Dropzone.js and Box Platform. Here's how the process of uploading a file to Box will look when we are finished....
27 Jun 2016 · by Ross McKegney
Our partner Nokavision has developed a Mendix module for Box Platform. Using this module, developers working in Mendix can easily incorporate secure content collaboration features from Box and Box Platform into web and mobile applications that they develop. Why Box Platform and Mendix? In today’s...
06 Jun 2016 · by Ross McKegney
Native Box apps are great for sharing and collaborating on content. But what if you want a customized way to present content to customers or partners, incorporating secure content from Box with real-time chat and video? In this blog post, Kensaku Komatsu, Senior Technical Manager at NTT...
23 May 2016 · by Ross McKegney
This guest blog post comes from our good friends and partners at Workato, and showcases how to achieve a fully digital employee onboarding process leveraging Box, Twilio, and SurveyMonkey, without writing a single line of code. We’re always delighted to show off the great products and solutions...
17 May 2016 · by Murtza Manzur
Imagine you are building a ridesharing app. To scale this service you will need an efficient way to onboard new drivers. In this blog post, we will build a mobile app to receive new driver applications and a web app to help the ridesharing company manage these applications. This workflow can be...
15 Jul 2014 · by Mike Morearty
People talk about code reuse, but what about connection reuse?  You can achieve massive performance gains on subsequent API calls by not negotiating an SSL session with every call you make to Box. The Box API only uses HTTPS, never HTTP. And HTTPS’s SSL handshake time is very long- about...
20 Aug 2013 · by Indy Sen
Attention LA and Las Vegas developers: How would you like to score tickets to not just one, but two of the fall's coolest developer conferences taking place this side of San Francisco? How would you like to get there in style? Well, we've partnered with our friends at Twilio to bring 50 select...
12 Mar 2013 · by Ted Blosser
As part of our ongoing effort to help developers and customers get ramped up on our API, we wanted to provide a tutorial on how to use Postman. If you haven't heard of Postman, it's an easy-to-use Chrome extension for making HTTP requests that can make developing and testing on APIs a piece of cake...
31 Aug 2009 · by Jeremy Glass
Many new platform partners are recently joining the OpenBox directory (with plenty more to come) by leveraging OpenBox Actions.  For those of you who are more familiar with the API than OpenBox Actions, Actions enable you to bring your own service's functionality into the Box environment - a...
29 Mar 2009 · by Jeremy Glass
Many of you have been curious about our embeddable folder widgets, and have asked our development team if it's possible to show these widgets within your own...
19 Jun 2007 · by Sam Ghods
Here is the scenario: You have multiple developers logged into a Linux server which is running Apache and PHP using Vim to write PHP code. They’re using error_log and echo statements to debug their code. It takes forever, it’s tedious and can result in bugs from forgotten debug statements. You...