I am nearing completion of an App that allows a user to draw plans of a building and upload the data to dropbox / local storage. All work I am doing is pro-bono as part of my academic research. Without saying too much - this App will be used to help sick kids living in lower socio-economic conditions, so I think it is worthwhile for anyone reading to consider the following issues. I thank everybody on this forum for the tremendous help they have imparted.
I am currently using Ciolino code to speak to dropbox. Currently, I have managed to get the App to authenticate with dropbox and deliver files to it.
However there are some issues that I want to ask the forum about :
- When exporting - the App requires going to dropbox.com externally to authentic, then switching back to codea to finish the two step process. Is there a simpler procedure?
1.5) The dropbox code uses Auth1 which I have read is the ‘older’ version, the current version is auth2(?). I am concerned this may affect the running of this App in the future, the duration of the trials will go until 2016/2017 so this cannot break. If there is anyone more knowledgeable around this area please advice.
There are a lot of strange things happening when trying to authenticate with dropbox, for example : sometimes it does not go to the correct authentic screen but goes to the dropbox sign in screen instead, which breaks the upload procedure. I suspect these strange things are affected by the current state of the dropbox account (whether logged in already or not etc)
I am having success uploading the default files in the original code, but I cannot find the part of the code that I can paste my own data into, so that it uploads that instead.
I am having difficulty writing code that checks for validation of a successful data transfer, this is very very important as hundreds of hours could be potentially wasted in the real world trial runs if the data does not go through properly. I think my coding skills at the moment are not sufficient to do this part, any help is appreciated.
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