I have a simple utility application and I was thinking about letting users backup and restore there backups to the cloud. This would also allow them to sync between different devices or new phones. I was thinking I could easily use a new dropbox account or a box.net account to store these files (most likely xml and less than 500 kb).
Has anyone tried this before or any issues that I am not thinking of? Im thinking it would be simpler (and cheaper) than AWS or ACS. Look forward to hearing any ideas..
I have posted to FREE open source modules for box.net and dropbox
Seems like a great idea, both dropbox and box.net have module sin the market place. Advice - don't use xml use json :)
Dropbox / Box.net accounts are for end users. I think it's a safe bet that it is against their Terms Of Service to resell their service (online storage), which is basically what you're proposing. You'll need to use something like S3, ACS or Parse.net.
Dude you are inviting a world of hurt. Bad security, ToS violation.
Use the API and let the users use their own box.net/dropbox accounts.
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