by ownCloud GmbH
posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
posted in Press releases
Available today in Apple AppStore and Google Play
Boston, MA – August 1, 2012 – ownCloud Inc., the commercial entity behind the popular open source file sync and share project, today announced the availability of iOS and Android apps specifically designed for ownCloud.
With more than 500,000 users world-wide, ownCloud offers the ease-of-use of Dropbox, with more flexibility and security that can only be provided by software installed on site. ownCloud customers can host their own file sync and share services on their own hardware and storage, use popular public hosting and storage offerings, or both. ownCloud seamlessly integrates into an existing environment, leveraging security and rights-management tools, policies, and procedures, allowing IT managers to control corporate data, while giving end users the easy-to-use tool they crave.
The new mobile apps enable end users to securely log into an ownCloud instance, browse files and folders, and then download, open, update and upload files as needed. Photos and video can also be set to be uploaded automatically.
“These new apps give end users anytime, anywhere access to the files they need to get the job done,” said Matt Richards, vice president, Products, ownCloud. “In conjunction with the ownCloud server and desktop clients, users now have the ability to access the files they need wherever they are, on the device they have available. IT now has the control over the data they need to meet regulatory requirements, live up to corporate policies, and secure corporate information.”
Users can use these apps to access an existing ownCloud server, whether on their own server, on a corporate server, or in the cloud. ownCloud – built through an active open source community – has innovative features like file versioning – which actively saves files, allowing users to “rollback” to previous versions – and an API that gives developers an easy, stable and supported way to develop applications on top of ownCloud capabilities. ownCloud also enables the usage of existing file servers and home directories.
Availability and Pricing
The ownCloud mobile apps are available in Google Play, and the Apple App Store for 99 cents.
About the ownCloud Community
ownCloud began at a KDE community event in 2010, aiming to bring greater flexibility, access and security to data in the cloud. ownCloud enables universal access to files through the widely implemented WebDAV standard, providing a platform to easily view and sync contacts, calendars and bookmarks across devices while supporting sharing, viewing and editing via the web interface. Installation has minimal server requirements, doesn’t need special permissions and is quick. ownCloud is extendable via a simple, powerful API for applications. For more information, please visit: http://www.owncloud.org.
About ownCloud Inc.
Based on the popular ownCloud open source community project, ownCloud Inc. was founded in 2011 to bring greater flexibility, access and security to unstructured data in enterprises. Company headquarters are in Boston, with European headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany. For more information, visit: http://www.owncloud.com.