hey there .. seems you need a dropbox pro account to create a public folder? ... is there any other handy way to share a prototype and preview on device?
I do a SimpleHTTPServer when testing on devices, as long as you are on the same network. http://www.pythonforbeginners.com/modules-in-python/how-to-use-simplehttpserver
The best is to use PhoneGap if you can, it will just be a webview looking like a native app.
But u don't need a pro account
I couldn't get the public link to work if I got it from the Dropbox app on my iPhone. I had to go to the website on my desktop to get the link, message it to myself then open it on my phone and it worked.
You don't need Dropbox Pro for public folders. It should just be there by default. You can get the public Dropbox URL for your Framer index.html file in the Finder via right-click on file and choosing "Copy Public Link". Send this link via email/text to your phone and open in mobile Safari.
There is a folder already called Public by default, unless you deleted.
thank you all for your quick response! I deleted the puplic folder on my private account, trying to get it back sends me to this page:
I get a dialog for Share Dropbox Link but not Copy Public Link, and with this, the index.html can't be displayed (Chrome / Android). Anyway, I'll check out your alternatives ;)
Ah, bummer :/ I started messing around and my only question is "what happens when you try adding a new folder called Public?" Is that what you did?
it just reacts like a normal folder and does not provide public links ;(
Ok, if you create a folder called Public in the web interface and then refresh the page it might work? If it still doesn't recognize as the special Public folder just try signing out and back in on the web interface for the hell of it? Let me know if that does anything.
Maybe just reinstall the dropbox app?
I tried all that and it did not change anything. When logged in with the business account or people with pro sub can bring back the public folder even if it was deleted, but obviously not when just using the normal private account. Its pretty much what they say in the screenshot above, obviously they stepped away from this public folder concept and promote via mail addresses ..