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About Dropbox

Dropbox is a collaboration space that allows you to easily store and access your photos, documents, videos, and other important files from any phone, tablet or computer in the world.

About Firebase Realtime Database

The Firebase Realtime Database lets you build rich, collaborative applications by allowing secure access to the database directly from client-side code.

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Connect Dropbox + Firebase Realtime Database in easier way

It's easy to connect Dropbox + Firebase Realtime Database without coding knowledge. Start creating your own business flow.

    Triggers
  • New File in Folder

    Triggers upon addition of new files to a folder. Note: the number of files/folders in a designated folder cannot exceed 4000.

  • New Folder

    Triggers upon addition of a new folder. Ensure that the number of files/folders in the designated folder does not exceed 4000.

  • Edit or Updated Child Object in Firebase Realtime Database

    Triggers on updation of a child object in firebase realtime database.

  • New Child Object in a Firebase Realtime Database

    New Child Object in a Firebase Realtime Database

    Actions
  • Create Folder

    Generates a brand new folder at the specified path.

  • Create Text File

    Generates a brand new text file from predefined plain text content.

  • Create or Append to Text File

    Adds a new line to an existing text file. If the file doesn't exist, it creates the text file.

  • Upload File

    Upload an existing file or attachment up to 100 MB in size.

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    Creates or replaces a child object within your Firebase Realtime Database.

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Page reviewed by: Abhinav Girdhar  | Last Updated on July 01, 2022 5:55 am

How Dropbox & Firebase Realtime Database Integrations Work

  1. Step 1: Choose Dropbox as a trigger app and authenticate it on Appy Pie Connect.

    (30 seconds)

  2. Step 2: Select "Trigger" from the Triggers List.

    (10 seconds)

  3. Step 3: Pick Firebase Realtime Database as an action app and authenticate.

    (30 seconds)

  4. Step 4: Select a resulting action from the Action List.

    (10 seconds)

  5. Step 5: Select the data you want to send from Dropbox to Firebase Realtime Database.

    (2 minutes)

  6. Your Connect is ready! It's time to start enjoying the benefits of workflow automation.

Integration of Dropbox and Firebase Realtime Database

Dropbox?

Dropbox is a cloud storage company that provides cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud and client software. Dropbox was founded by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi in 2007 and launched as a public beta in 2008 with a mission to bring "the simplicity of consumer cloud storage to the enterprise." Dropbox uses a freemium business model, where users are offered a free account with a set storage size, with paid subscriptions available that offer more capacity and additional features.(Dropbox website)

Firebase Realtime Database?

Firebase Realtime Database is a database. You can store and sync data across the web instantly. Firebase Realtime Database is a cloud-hosted spution, which means there’s no setup required. It works on the principles of JSON. Firebase Realtime Database has a number of advantages such as real-time database, offline support, automatic scaling etc. (Firebase website)

Integration of Dropbox and Firebase Realtime Database

Dropbox is an online backup service with cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud and client software. Dropbox offers cloud storage (also known as online storage or web storage. with file synchronization and personal cloud functionality.

For example, you can add files to your Dropbox account from your computer or mobile device, or from other third-party applications. Files sync between your devices so you can access them from anywhere. When changes are made to a file, Dropbox keeps track of these changes and updates the file on all linked devices so you can always have the most recent version of your content. (Dropbox website)

Dropbox platform makes it really easy to integrate Dropbox with Firebase Realtime Database using Firebase Authentication library. I will use this tutorial to show how easy it is.(Firebase website)

How to integrate Dropbox with Firebase Realtime Database?

Step 1. Initialize Firebase project and get the config object.

In order to integrate Dropbox with Firebase Realtime Database, you need to create a new project in Firebase conspe first and then you have to get the config object associated with this project. After this you will need to initialize Firebase using your project's config object on your app's main activity/fragment.(Firebase website)

Step 2. Create Dropbox API Key.

You need to create a Dropbox API key before integrating Dropbox with Firebase Realtime Database.(Dropbox website)

Step 3. Add the code for initializing FirebaseRealTimeDatabase.

Add below code for initializing FirebaseRealTimeDatabase in your app's main activity/fragment:

CloudStorage firebaseStorage = new CloudStorage(this); // Step 3. Initialize Firebase using the project's config object FirebaseApp.initializeApp(getApplication(. .getConfig(), firebaseStorage); // Step 4. Get reference for the database FirebaseDatabase database = FirebaseDatabase.getInstance(); // Step 5. Get reference for the authenticated user Profile profile = FirebaseAuth.getInstance(.getCurrentUser(); // Step 6. Create the ref for the database String ref = "users"; // Step 7. Create a database reference using the reference name we defined above databaseReference = database.child(ref.child(profile.getUid()); // Step 8. Get the path string representing where we want to persist our data String path = "/" + ref; // Step 9. Open the database if it is not already opened if (!database.open(. { // Step 10. If the database doesn't exist create it try { // Step 11. Create a reference to write data to Google Cloud Storage FileReference fileRef = firebaseStorage.child(path.child(profile.getUid()); // Step 12. Open the reference fileRef.openFile(); } catch (IOException e. { e.printStackTrace(); } }

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