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Old 12 November 2018, 01:29 AM
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Hi,

Just wondering if you can use iCloud to transfer data to Reunion Touch, or MUST it be Dropbox?
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Old 12 November 2018, 10:27 AM
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Just wondering if you can use iCloud to transfer data to Reunion Touch, or MUST it be Dropbox?
ReunionTouch will require Dropbox.
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Old 13 November 2018, 07:42 PM
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Thank you for the reply.

Is there any chance that in an update to come we "may" be able to use icloud instead?

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Old 13 November 2018, 10:51 PM
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Hi John,

I don't ever say "never;" but we have no plans to pursue iCloud integration.

You'll notice that my profile picture hasn't much hair left. That's partly because iCloud fails for me every single day. I have to use it for my calendar, contacts, reminders, etc. so my devices will all play nice together. But not a day goes by without a problem of some sort.

By contrast, Dropbox has been incredibly solid. For a long time.

So that's why we built Reunion's sharing functions using Dropbox. In my experience (and in our experience) and for our purposes in Reunion/ReunionTouch, it's simply more reliable than iCloud.
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Old 14 November 2018, 01:18 PM
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Default Re: Dropbox Vs iCloud

And as advisors are apt to say: Mileage may vary!

I use iCloud constantly for the usual things like mail, calendar, Photos, Pages, Numbers, etc., between two Macs and three iOS devices plus I have maybe 15-20 apps that utilize iCloud to sync between devices and....

Yep... Very rarely do I have any problems.

However, I strongly support Leister's use of Dropbox. Apple keeps tinkering with the file structures in iCloud, thus causing lots of problems for apps like Reunion that use file location paths a lot. Dropbox, in the several years I've used it, has only made one or two minor changes to file structure. That makes it much more dependable for our app.
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