How to allow people to upload images to my Dropbox?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Aijelsop, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Aijelsop
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    I am currently creating a cape mod for Minecraft, and it requires Dropbox. I was wondering if there is a way for users to upload their cape image to my Dropbox, so their cape is on their player ingame?
     
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    You could give them your user/pass details to let them use it directly, or you can create a shared folder. Those are the only 2 methods I know of.

    Go onto the website and log in to find the Sharing tab and create a Shared Folder. Follow the instructions from there.
     
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    Sorry I kinda didn't really explain. I mean people who download my mod; ANYONE on the internet, I want them to be able to upload a cape to my dropbox. Is there a way to set up an 'upload' button and link it to my dropbox on a website?
     
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    Originality Chibi-neko

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    I don't think DropBox is designed for that. I could be wrong, but I was always under the impression it was designed for more... private use (as in, you get a public folder for others to download from, a shared folder for allowed users to upload/download to, and the rest is your own for sharing between your computers).
     
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    http://www.dropitto.me/

    EDIT: With that site, you need to make an upload password anyone wanting to upload will have to enter (of course, you can give this to anyone you want, or publicly distribute it).

    Alternatively, you can use this script: http://www.addictive...dropbox-folder/ (it's what the site above is based off) - edit it and host it somewhere (may even work if you just stick it in the "Public" folder of your dropbox I think), and then anyone can upload to your dropbox, without a password. Note that if someone views the source of the PHP script, they might be able to see your dropbox email address and password (I'm not sure of this, kinda just assuming here).

    I'd advise going with DropItToMe and publicly distribute the upload password with the mod package, as that seems to be the safest, most secure way to do it.
     
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    Awesome, DropItToMe is just what I was looking for! :)