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Dropbox's Quest To Make Every App Work Offline

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http://techcrunch.com – *Screeeeech* That’s your favorite app slamming on the brakes the second it loses its data connection. It seems ridiculous that apps can’t function offline, until you realize that cloud data sync isn’t some simple technology any developer can afford to build. That’s where Dropbox comes in. “Users shouldn’t even need to know if they’re connected or not” CEO Drew Houston tells me. It’s a timely statement, considering Houston and I are speaking in the middle of the white-carpeted pavilion of Dropbox’s first developer conference DBX… (IT news)