2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

App Data, Everywhere: Cross-Device Content Sharing

#sxsw #AppData

We live in a cross-platform world, with users now expecting the data they create to follow them across various devices, browsers and even offline. Consumers’ data sync demands range from simple needs (i.e. accessing the most up-to-date documents anywhere) to more complicated scenarios (such as picking up a game right where it was left off on another device). As user demand for easy access to content from any device grows, managing data has moved from a pure storage problem to one of data synchronization.

This session will examine:
1. The difficulties of addressing sync across various devices and operating systems, and how to overcome them
2. How offline access impacts device utilization and how to support it
3. How to best capitalize on devices’ limited local storage and effectively manage using both local and remote storage
4. Reconciling different synchronized data from various users and devices



Leah Culver

Developer Advocate


Leah is a Developer Advocate at Dropbox. In a past life, she has co-authored both the OAuth and OEmbed open API specifications. Leah loves APIs, open source, and nicely written documentation.

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