Friday, January 10, 2014

One API For Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Sky Drive, and SharePoint

 Cloud Integration Platform-as-a-Service company Cloud Elements has announced Documents Hub, a "one-to-many" integration platform service. This developer tool provides a single API to integrate Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Sky Drive, and Microsoft SharePoint — all through a uniform set of REST API calls.

The suggestion here is that developers can now connect to an entire category of services such as documents, CRM, marketing and accounting, etc. There is a single console to provision, integrate, monitor, and maintain these services. Additional document and file services will regularly be added to the Documents Hub, including support early next year for Amazon S3 and Rackspace Files.

The firm says that to date, developers of SaaS applications have had to write a custom, one-off integration to each document service, which obviously takes up development time to integrate them all. The Cloud Elements Documents Hub allows developers to provision and integrate services within their specific environments.

The Cloud Elements singular dashboard offers automated monitoring and innovative tagging for account tracking and interoperability between services (e.g., attach, store, and send documents and files).

The Cloud Elements Documents Hub is free for developers to integrate into their applications and use in support of up to five customers. Developers can access the service using their GitHub account. Subscription plans begin at $99 per month.


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