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Apple bars apps using Dropbox

Applications that use Dropbox and redirect users to external web pages to create user accounts are being rejected by Apple.

Apple, the makers of iPhone, has come out with a new policy that prohibits application developers from incorporating support for Dropbox as the cloud storage app redirects users to external web pages in order to signup for new user accounts and purchases.

Popular file sharing and collaboration service provider Dropbox has been there for Apple devices for quite sometime and this is the first ever instance when such a drastic change in the usage policy has been implemented. Apple is stopping application developer’s from including support for Dropbox as this particular application can redirect users to external links for registering new user accounts.

In compliance with the changes, Dropbox has released a new Software Development Kit or SDK for third party developers for the inclusion of Dropbox support for their application. But this time the SDK is only limited to the support for the service and Dropbox has worked around a way to prohibit users from creating newer accounts. But this is just a temporary solution as it would certainly restrain new users from taking up services from the cloud storage service provider, Dropbox.

Dropbox is presently in talks with Apple to work around a way that is beneficial for both the companies and much for the users itself but a solution for this seems hard to come soon.

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