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Dropbox holding first developer conference in July

Cloud storage and file-synching service Dropbox on Monday announced plans to hold its first-ever conference for developers this summer.

The one-day event, dubbed DBX, will take place on 9 July at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center. Developers who are interested in attending can request an invitation for a $350 (£226) ticket, though Dropbox warned that space is limited.

Launched in September 2008, Dropbox currently has more than 100 million users and is available in 15 languages. People save more than a billion files to the service every 24 hours. DBX aims to bring together developers to build on this success and "design the future."

"At DBX, you'll meet fellow developers, see the great things they're building, and share ideas with the engineers and designers working on Dropbox's API," according to a post on the Dropbox blog. "But most importantly, you'll be the first to learn about new products that will make developing on Dropbox even easier."

DBX, of course, isn't the only high-profile developer's conference this summer. Apple will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco from 10-14 June. This year's WWDC sold out in approximately two minutes. Meanwhile, Google's I/O, which also sold out quickly, kicks off on 15 May.

Dropbox has been busy in recent times. Last month, it rebranded its enterprise service as Dropbox for Business, and announced plans for the much-requested single sign-on (SSO). Also in April, Dropbox was integrated into Yahoo Mail for quicker and easier email attachments. The integration allows users to send, receive, and manage Dropbox files within Yahoo Mail. Easy Dropbox access is also available for Facebook Groups and Vimeo.

The new Yahoo Mail integration came shortly after Dropbox acquired email app Mailbox, which aims to simplify the email experience on mobile.