Chatting with Dropbox CTO Arash Ferdowsi

26 Jan

Here’s a nice interview with Dropbox co-founder and CTO Arash Ferdowsi. He talks about why Dropbox has seen so much popularity and growth:

The success of Dropbox is thanks to our alpha users. They liked us so much that they kept on sharing it and talking about it.

and the challenges users continue to have:

If you give Dropbox to a user that is not technical at all, they will have lots of problem figuring it out. The reason for this is that Dropbox does not have a lot of user interface exposed on the desktop. The user needs to have a basic understanding of how their operating system works. The fact that it is so invisible and behind the scenes is why they don’t know how to use it.

He also talks about future growth plans including features that increase ease-of-use and expansion into international versions.

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