SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In front of an audience of more than 1,500 developers at Box Dev, the company’s second annual developer conference, Box (NYSE: BOX) today introduced Box Developer Edition, which includes a new user and authentication model for building apps on the Box platform. For the first time, Box Developer Edition provides developers with their own complete Box instance, allowing them to tap the full power of Box in their apps and reimagine workflows for any industry. In addition, the company showcased advanced content services for Box’s preview technology, and launched breakthrough modular SDKs for building on the world’s most popular mobile devices.
“The opportunity to build transformative enterprise applications is greater than ever, because today’s digital enterprises are using technology as a competitive advantage to create more productive workforces and more powerful customer experiences,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. “These new platform technologies will make it easier than ever for developers to unlock the full power of the Box platform and create new digital experiences that transform the way people and organizations work.”
The Box platform ecosystem has grown to nearly 50,000 third-party developers building their applications on Box and making 4.5 billion API calls each month. During the day’s keynote, the company showcased its growing ecosystem of leading integration partners including 3DPrinterOS, Confide, Convo, Domo, eHealth Technologies, Envoy, FiftyThree, Folloze, Frame.io, InVision, K2, Procore, Symphony, Tipbit and Venzee.
“Today, Box gives developers the opportunity to create meaningful applications on the enterprise content platform trusted by half of the Fortune 500. We’ve gone way beyond commodity cloud storage by constantly investing in new technology to support our more than 45,000 customers globally, and making those innovations available to developers,” said Chris Yeh, senior vice president of Product and Platform at Box. “Our APIs and new Developer Edition fundamentally change how a new generation of developers will shape the world’s leading digital enterprises.”
Box Developer Edition: A Developer-Owned Box Instance with Full Box Functionality
A seamless new way to build on the Box platform, Box Developer Edition is a developer-owned instance of Box with full Box enterprise functionality that gives the developer complete control over the user experience. Powered by a new user and authentication model, Box Developer Edition allows for the creation and provisioning of individual users associated only with the developer’s application and authenticates those applications directly to Box, providing users with a seamless experience. Several leading software companies have committed to building on Box Developer Edition, including Advent Software, Exitround and Sensery.
"At Exitround, our focus is connecting technology companies with strategic M&A partners and investors around the world through our software, in a way that is seamless for buyers and sellers alike," said Jacob Mullins, CEO, Exitround. "Building on top of Box's new platform capabilities will enable us to seamlessly provision new users and manage our customer's critical business content through Box's enterprise APIs."
Extending the Most Advanced Viewing Experience on the Web
Box highlighted advancements for its world-class preview experience, including new ecosystem partners and powerful SDKs for PHP, Java, and .NET, that make content a first class citizen on the web and mobile. The company is working with leading integration partners including Airtable, Appcelerator, Autodesk, Brightact, Greenhouse, Highspot, Hightower, Kapost, Lithium Technologies, Mindflash, PlanGrid, Redbooth, Showpad, Submittable and Xendo. Box also demoed new advancements to its Preview technology including 3D preview, medical imaging and watermarking.
“Autodesk is reinventing collaboration with best-in-class tools that allow anyone to work with 2D and 3D design and engineering files,” said Scott Reese, vice president of Cloud Platforms at Autodesk. “We look forward to exploring how the Box View API can complement the experience our customers have come to expect when using our cloud collaboration platform, Autodesk A360.”
New Breakthrough Modular SDKs for Building on iOS and Android
The company introduced a new set of mobile SDKs that make it incredibly easy for developers to build enterprise apps on Box. The new SDKs introduce lightweight, reusable components for mobile app development that take advantage of Box’s clean UI and comprehensive enterprise security features. The core components of the Content, Preview, Browse and Share mobile SDKs introduce new ways for developers to quickly build and enable user authentication, preview permissions, enhanced collaboration and streamlined navigation.
Investing in the Box Platform Ecosystem
Box also announced that top-tier Silicon Valley venture firms, Bessemer Venture Partners and Emergence Capital, have shared with Box their intention to each commit up to 20 million dollars to invest in enterprise software companies that are leveraging the Box Platform. With a track record of successful enterprise and cloud investments, Bessemer Venture Partners and Emergence Capital are well suited to provide these best-in-class startups with the capital to build the next generation of enterprise software.
Pricing & Availability
To learn more about the Box Platform, visit https://developers.box.com.
For more information about all of today’s announcements, please visit the Box Platform Blog.
Box Developer Edition is available in limited beta today, with pricing to be announced this summer.
Box New View APIs and Mobile SDKs are available today. For more information, please visit: https://developers.box.com/mobile
Founded in 2005, Box (NYSE: BOX) is transforming the way people and organizations work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. As the world's leading enterprise software platform for content collaboration, Box helps businesses of all sizes in every industry securely access and manage their critical information in the cloud. Box is headquartered in Los Altos, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.
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