Sync, BitTorrent’s Server-Less Dropbox Competitor, Hits 1M Active Users, Now Available As An API

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Sync, a file synchronization service from P2P platform BitTorrent that works as a kind of server-less Dropbox, has picked up some good traction since launching earlier this year, with 1 million active users archiving and synchronizing some 30 petabytes of data on the service to-date (up from 8 petabytes in July). Now BitTorrent is hoping to turn up the volume on that usage: today it’s releasing its first Sync API, which will let developers incorporate the service into their own apps as a way for users to access and share data.

On top of this, the company is also releasing a new version of Sync, 1.2, which will allow for native iPad support and faster transfer speeds of up to 90MB/second over LANs (with wireless slower).

This is not BitTorrent’s first foray into APIs: the company in the past has also offered them for uTorrent and Torque for…

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