Simplifying the developer experience with Box Platform

Simplifying the developer experience with Box Platform

Developers today use Box to power modern content experiences across wealth management, insurance, healthcare, education and more. With Box Platform, we're making it even easier to bring new content capabilities into your apps. Last year, we introduced Box Elements, a completely new way to build apps with Box Platform. Box Elements are modular and customizable components that can power common user experiences such as uploading or viewing content in an application. With just a few lines of code, developers can bring rich content experiences to market in a fraction of the time. More than 1300 enterprises now use Box Elements to power in-app experiences, opening up a whole new way to build apps with Box Platform. 

Introducing Box Sidebar Element

Today we're extending the power of Box Elements with the introduction of Box Sidebar Element. With the Sidebar Element, app developers can now show comments, activity feed and leverage the UI to surface file related metadata to their users. Box Sidebar Element also allows for customization to match the look and feel of your business with just a few lines of code.

Simplifying the developer experience with Box Platform

With Box Sidebar Element, developers can now power new in-app experiences such as:

  • Collaboration: Allow your customers and employees to collaborate seamlessly on documents inside your application through the use of comments in the activity feed  
  • Access stats: Understand engagement metrics around the content in your application including who's viewed it as well as downloads, all in a chronological order
  • Content insights: View file related metadata or surface custom insights such as tags, identifiers or transcripts all powered by 3rd party AI providers via Box Skills

Box Elements ultimately allows developers to bring the power of Box to any application and easily build user experiences with content in your apps to suit any business need.

New Developer Tools

In addition to the new Box Sidebar Element we’re also making it easier for developers to hook into new platform capabilities using the languages and tools that you're most comfortable in.​ Our new Python SDK, built with modern API methods, adds an extensive number of new features and methods in order to accelerate application development while our new Box CLI allows for improved interactions with Box API services and eliminates the need to write code to perform routine or bulk actions. With these new tools, we're giving developers more resources to interact with Box API's in a manner that suits you the best, ultimately simplifying the developer experience and accelerating time to market.

Simplifying the developer experience with Box Platform

As companies evolve in the digital age, it’s becoming essential to have a world-class content experience in your apps. Cloud content management is the evolution of how content is managed in your apps.  With Box platform, we're simplifying the developer experience and bringing new content capabilities to the modern application development stack so you focus on building amazing experiences for your customers. To learn more, visit or ask your Box representative about building apps with Box Platform.  

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