From day one of the release of Blogsy in the App Store we have gotten regular emails from users asking for Dropbox integration. So toward the end of last year we looked into adding it to Blogsy. Unfortunately the Dropbox API does not provide the public URL so we cannot build in the ability to drag and drop images from Dropbox. Even though they provide a URL for an image in a public folder and you can use this to embed an image in a blog post, they do not provide this same URL through the API. You can actually test this out on your own. You can open your Dropbox account in Blogsy’s built-in browser and drag an image into your blog post from the browser. It will look fine in your post in Blogsy but if you publish your post with this image and a visitor comes to your blog and they are not signed into their Dropbox account then they will just see a blank spot where the images should be.
With all the news recently about Google Drive, SkyDrive and cloud storage in general we decided to look into adding these services to Blogsy. But with frustration we found that none of them provide the public URL through the API. So, until one of these cloud services changes their API we are not able to add them to Blogsy.
There are a couple of ways to go about using your images on a cloud service within Blogsy.
1) Use the service’s app to save the image to your iPad library then in Blogsy you can upload that image to a different place (Blog’s media library, Picasa, Flickr) and use it in the blog post.
2) First copy the public URL for your image on one of these services. Next, drag in a random image into your blog post then double-tap on the image to get the Image Settings menu. In this menu replace the source image URL with the public URL you copied earlier. You will most likely also want to change the Link URL. Now the image will be in Dropbox and embedded in your post.
If you have found another workaround please share it with us.