Dropbox updates its iOS app to include Twitter and Facebook integration

18 Sep 2012

Cloud storage service Dropbox has added the ability to share data to Twitter and Facebook. This means users can easily share photos and videos on the social networks via their iOS devices.

Dropbox has also added support for AirPrint, allowing users to print documents directly from within the iOS app.

The subtle but profound changes to the Dropbox iOS app were spotted by eagle-eyed The Next Web.

Dropbox is a free cloud service that lets users bring all photos, docs and videos into a folder that can be accessed on any PC, Mac, iOS, BlackBerry or Android device and across a variety of web browsers.

MIT graduates Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi began work on Dropbox in 2007, as a Y Combinator start-up.

Houston conceived the idea after repeatedly forgetting his USB flash drive as a student at the institute.

The company was valued at US$1bn in 2011 and is funded by Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners and Amidzaz, and has grown exponentially using Lean Startup methodology.

In April, it emerged that Irish rockers Bono and the Edge from U2 took part in a US$250m funding round in the company.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years