box now on Windows Phone, among other plans

box now on Windows Phone, among other plans

By | July 31st, 2012
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Here's a look at Box (formerly known as box.net), the online file sharing

and cloud storage service that recently released its app for Windows Phone.

In the backdrop of several cloud services, what sets box apart?


														               
							 	 						

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Box (formerly known as box.net), the online file sharing and cloud storage service recently arrived on Windows Phone. Currently available on several platforms including Android, BlackBerry, iOS and webOS, the cloud service is now available on Windows Phone.

With a free account of box, you get 5 GB of online storage space for your files. Developers can now use the Box API to develop applications for enterprise IT and business use case scenarios as well. For a closer look at the Box API, go to its dev page at http://developers.box.com/. For further help and documentation, visit its blog and forum.

Some of the popular services that use the Box API are EchoSign, Zoho, Twitter and also other OpenBox services that have been added by Salesforce, Google Apps, FedEx and others. There are now more than 60 OpenBox services available including IFTTT, XML Viewer for box, and several others.

After recent reports of investment from an equity firm, the company is now believed to be valued at approximately $1.5 billion. Already available on most mobile platforms, the next thrust will likely be on Windows 8 and its Metro UI.

There is also a video detailing its OneCloud product.

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Nash David
I’m fascinated by open web technologies, and its endless possibilities. I use Windows for work; want to switch to an Android smartphone, and get an iPad soon. Write to me at editor@devworx.in, or tweet: @nashpd.