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SkyDrive app released for Windows Phone and iOS

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 14 Dec 2011 8:28 User comments (8)

SkyDrive app released for Windows Phone and iOS Microsoft has announced the availability of SkyDrive apps for Windows Phone and iOS.
SkyDrive is Microsoft's cloud service used to store your data including documents, videos, music, photos and more. When you move any file into the SkyDrive, that file is then available from any browser in the world.

Recently, the company updated the service, adding support for HTML5 and CSS3 and now with the addition of native mobile apps, the service seems poised to better compete with DropBox and Amazon CloudDrive.

For Windows Phone 7.5, Microsoft explains that "we focused on deeply integrating SkyDrive into the phone itself through the Pictures and Office hubs. For instance, you can share photos stored on SkyDrive by email, text, or IM, use Office apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with SkyDrive files, and even keep your phone's camera roll up-to-date on SkyDrive automatically."



For iOS, the company explains: "We have a long history of supporting iPhone customers with built-in support for Hotmail and with apps like Bing, Messenger, OneNote (with SkyDrive sync), and now Skype. More generally, we believe you should have access to your personal content no matter which device you use. This is why we are excited to invest in HTML5 both on the web and on mobile on [skydrive.com] On the iPhone, we've taken the next step by making the new SkyDrive app for iPhone available in 32 languages worldwide. In addition to their OneNote notebooks, iPhone customers can now access all of their files in SkyDrive, create folders, delete files, and share links to folders and files directly using the Mail app."

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8 user comments

115.12.2011 10:32

No Android..........the F'ing market leader??????????

WTF??

There's a right way of doing things and a wrong way.....catering to those that make up the vast minority is is WRONG WAY and as far as I'm concerned ............... a big F YOU to all of us Android users.

Piss off once again Microsnuft!!

215.12.2011 12:41

Originally posted by hearme0:
No Android..........the F'ing market leader??????????

WTF??

There's a right way of doing things and a wrong way.....catering to those that make up the vast minority is is WRONG WAY and as far as I'm concerned ............... a big F YOU to all of us Android users.

Piss off once again Microsnuft!!
They also havent released their office suite for android as they have with ipad.Strange maybe they really are aiming to knock android off as market share leader. But I can see where there coming from since both iOS and windows phones use the same hardware its easier to make a uniform app whereas android you have dual core processors and single 800mhz processors, they wouldnt want to goof and have bad reviews on their software products I guess.

315.12.2011 14:42

Would love to use this... too bad it is only for iCrap.

I was into this suite when Live Mesh was out. I liked it. Was looking forward to seeing it...
But no Android... bullsh...

415.12.2011 16:46

Who wants to develop for Android? Half a dozen different software versions, lots of cheap slow processors, multiple screen resolutions, viruses. No Skype video, No BBC iPlayer, No Sky Go and No SkyDrive. Don't blame the software developers, blame yourself for buying a crap phone.

515.12.2011 17:23

We're not talking about a "Developer". We're talking about MICROSOFT!

Welcome to AD, troll.

615.12.2011 17:49

Microsoft? As in Microsoft Office? The industry standard suite of applications which will be available on the iPad next year?

715.12.2011 17:54

SeventhSon, you don't get it about microsoft, do you?

815.12.2011 17:55

Originally posted by SeventhSon:
Microsoft? As in Microsoft Office? The industry standard suite of applications which will be available on the iPad next year?
Well this is nice, we haven't had such an aggressive iFanboy in quite some time.

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