V29 (1 of 4): access HTTPS resources, including Dropbox
Sunday, November 24, 2013
From version 29 you can now access tracks hosted on a HTTPS web server, including those that are publicly shared on the Dropbox.
Submitting an HTTPS track for display is identical as that with an HTTP track:
Try this example: a BAM track from Dropbox
(this BAM track is for testing only and contains just tiny amount of data)
To host a track on Dropbox
You must have the Public folder in your dropbox. But for accounts created after Oct. 2012, you won't have it automatically. You need to create one yourself by following this link: https://www.dropbox.com/help/16/en
upload your track files to the Public folder (so that they are publicly shared)
for tabix and BAM files, put the index file in the same folder as track file
obtain URL link to your track file by right clicking on the file and select "Copy public link"
don't do this on the index file
use this URL for track submission
Be aware not to make excessive use of Dropbox-hosted files.