From where to start in making an application like Dropbox ?
Exists any code snippets or some api ?
If not possible in C++, C# is good ...

Thanks :D.

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My guess is that's it's just a cloud system The originator of dropbox has a server computer that stores the data and a program (dropbox) on each computer that can upload/download data to/from the server.

How to write such a program in c/c++? The server side is probably running PHP. The client programs could be written using sockets. So if you don't know how to use sockets then that's the place to start.

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Yes ... sockets but what to do ?
To check on server every file by an identifier like the last date modified then compare to one of them in my computer and download / update the files ?

I think that would take some time ...


boost::filesystem may be useful to you because its platform independent which means you write your program once for both MS-Windows and *nix operating systems. You'll have to download and install boost onto your local computer.

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