suffer-cait wrote:how did you get 8gb.
Well, it's actually at 7.55gb. I just rounded it up for simplicity (I don't think any provider gives below 1gb increments).
If you do all the get free space stuff, that gets you quite a bit.
If you look up Dropquest 2012 and complete it, you get +1gb. It takes around 15-60mins with answers and at least 5hours without (i.e. solving it yourself). Can just search for the answers.
Downloading the mobile app and uploading a photo gets you some space. If you have a HTC phone, you may get an extra +3gb or +24gb for 1 or 2 years, dependant on sense version I think.
It's kind of funny since Microsoft's skydrive gives you 25gb, yet they lack some of the facilities, software and integration of other platforms. The software required to run a service like dropbox isn't really that difficult to make. Their success is similar to facebook's in a way, with aggressive/automated referral systems and getting crucial things right. Although the difference is that apps and website code behind dropbox's things are only a tiny fraction of facebook's platform.
Like angry birds, a single person could realistically develop the whole thing in a year, despite it's obscene value... contrast with a modern console triple A title which is near impossible for a person to produce in even 2 years.
Personally I'm rather disappointed at googles effort. They're really slacking on product quality. I expected them to be on par with dropbox. Like google+ to facebook, it's going to be hard to catch up.