Diving Log for Android – Dropbox Sync

Dropbox Sync is now available in the latest update of Diving Log for Android on Google Play. Just open the app drawer and tap on the first menu item “Synchronization”. Log in to your Dropbox account and you can sync wireless with your PC (Diving Log 5.0 / 6.0), Mac (Dive Log Manager / Dive Log DT), Windows Phone and Windows Tablet.

Available on Google Play

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In the desktop version, open the “Web” toolbar menu and click on “Dropbox” (make sure the Dropbox desktop app is installed):

Dropbox Sync in Diving Log 6.0

Dropbox Sync in Diving Log 6.0

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4 Responses to “Diving Log for Android – Dropbox Sync”

  1. Dave says:

    Hi Sven!

    I keep my .mdb file used the PC version in Dropbox. It appears that this file won’t sync to the Android app directly, that I have to use the “Web” function, choose “Dropbox”, then “Upload your dives to Dropbox” in order for the Android app to be able to sync. Am I correct in this?

    I’m assuming there is some reason why the Android app can’t read the .mdb file directly (which would be nice). If that is the case, it would be great if a preference could be set so that the upload to Dropbox would happen automatically on closing the PC Diving Log program.

    Thanks for doing this! I will still mostly be using the PC program but it will be nice to be able to use my phone to check on something in my log if I wish to.

    Regards,

    Dave

  2. divinglog says:

    Hi Dave

    Yes, you’re right, you can’t use the *.mdb file directly in the mobile apps. The *.mdb file is an Access database file, which cannot be used on mobile devices. The “Web” synchronization converts the database into a SQLite database file, which can be read on mobile devices on all platforms.

    Kind regards,
    Sven

  3. Rowan Coe says:

    So happy you’ve made an Android app! But I don’t use Dropbox, I only use Google Drive.

    Will you support that sync method?

    Very happy to pay once that comes in.

    Cheers

  4. divinglog says:

    Hi Rowan

    It depends on if there is a ready to use SDK for the development tools I’m using. Right now there don’t seem to be such a SDK. In the meantime you can use the Google Drive app to manually upload and download the logbook file from the “Diving Log” folder on your phone to the “Divelog” folder in Google Drive.

    Kind regards,
    Sven