Box Announces Latest Development Platform, Money Up for Grabs Who Use it

By CIOReview | Friday, April 24, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Box announces Box Developer Edition, a premium app development platform for developers to leverage comprehensive enterprise functionality supported by a new user and authentication model. The highlight of this announcement is that those enterprise software companies who are leveraging Box platform may be funded by two of the Silicon Valley venture firms including Bessemer Venture Partners and Emergence Capital.

Through Box Developer Edition, individual users can be created, provisioned, and the applications can be authenticated directly to Box. New advancements in preview experience in the form of 3D preview, medical imaging, and watermarking will breathe a fresh air in the previewing capabilities.

As more number of users are using their mobile devices to go about their professional and personal life, the company has introduced a new set of mobile SDKs that enables developers to build enterprise apps on Box. These new SDKs comprise of lightweight, reusable components for mobile app development. The SDK also introduces new ways for developers to authenticate users and preview permissions. 

The amazing aspect of Box’s latest announcement is an enticement where an enterprise software company that uses Box’s platform is a prospective candidate to win $20Mn from Silicon Valley investors such as Bessemer Venture Partners and Emergence Capital who have showed their ‘intent.’ Startups who want to make it big in the enterprise software domain but cannot do so due to financial constraints must be surely delighted with this offer (sort of).