Did you save that selfie to your Dropbox folder, David?

Did you save that selfie to your Dropbox folder, David?

App developers around the world are constantly coming up with great ideas, but sometimes the execution can be too difficult to manage.

If you create a photo app, one of the most important things to consider is the storage. Having your servers crash can scare away your users and give the app a bad reputation — a recipe for disaster.

While the vast majority of app developers aren’t working with massive data like Facebook and Instagram, it’s critical to make sure you’re prepared to deal with a quick influx of users and content.

That’s why more than 300,000 mobile apps rely on storage giant Dropbox. The company has been lauded by nearly every major tech and consumer publication over the last six years, and it has recently surpassed more than 300 million users.

Steve Marx, lead developer advocate at Dropbox, said the company’s vetting process is quick and painless, which is always helpful for independent developers.

“We check to make sure the app does what it says it does and doesn’t violate any of our terms and conditions or branding guidelines,” Marx said. “This generally takes between one and two business days. After that, the app can handle any number of users!”

Dropbox is integrated with plenty of well-known apps such as Yahoo Mail, 1Password and Mailbox — which was actually acquired by Dropbox in 2013.

One of the many independently developed apps working with Dropbox is the recently released SocialCafe. The app lets users add audio to their photos and share them across social networks and email.

Developer Scott Carter said the decision to integrate SocialCafe with Dropbox was a no-brainer.

“The SocialCafe app needed a storage solution for the audio-enhanced photo memories that our users create,” Carter said. “I quickly settled on Dropbox because it’s an innovative leader in cloud storage with a solid reputation and huge user base.”

Carter said he’s happy he had the option to integrate SocialCafe with Dropbox, but the partnership is definitely mutually beneficial.

“Developers depend on services such as Dropbox, but I believe that apps such as SocialCafe also provide significant value in return,” Carter said. “As the SocialCafe user base grows and usage increases, I fully expect my users to begin looking at paid upgrades to their Dropbox accounts in order to accommodate their growing collection of photo and audio files. That’s a win-win situation for both parties.”