ZumoDrive Announces Android and Palm Pre Apps to supersize mobile devices
[From Erika Shaffer] ZumoDrive, the consumer service for easily accessing and storing media and documents across devices, today announced the release of ZumoDrive for Android and ZumoDrive for Palm Pre, building on the success of the company's iPhone application. With these mobile apps, consumers now can access and play their music, video and photos without having to bother with cumbersome sync or take up precious disk space on their smartphones. ZumoDrive is now available on Mac, PC, Linux, iPhone, Android and Palm Pre platforms.
ZumoDrive's ultra-thin file replication is an innovative approach to going beyond storage and backup to provide streaming access to music, video and photos at a moment's notice. This approach lets consumers easily access and play their entire iTunes library on their phones even though the songs are not locally saved. Additionally, ZumoDrive changes the equation from manually saving files to a specific location to a more seamless system of designating folders to be linked to ZumoDrive. The files within these Linked Folders are automatically updated in ZumoDrive and available anywhere.
"Consumers today purchase and use more devices than ever, and they expect to access their content on all of them,” said David Zhao, founder and CEO of ZumoDrive. " ZumoDrive unshackles our users' content so they can enjoy it wherever and whenever they want, without worrying about syncing and downloading. With the new Android and Palm Pre applications, consumers can now access documents as well as share playlists or photo albums from even more mobile devices.”
Features of the new Android and Palm Pre applications include: • Video streaming from ZumoDrive directly to the device in MP4, H.264 format • Music playback of all songs • Music organized by artist, albums, and even playlists created on other devices • Ability to stream music in the background • Ability to listen to music over both 3G or EDGE networks • Access to photo albums saved in ZumoDrive • Easy document access and viewing for Microsoft Office documents and PDF files • Ability to easily share files from ZumoDrive with anyone (Android)
ZumoDrive connects consumers to their content on any mobile device. With patent pending technology, ZumoDrive allows users to bring their music, photos, videos, and documents with them even on mobile devices that are limited in local storage capacity. Zecter, the company behind ZumoDrive, was founded in 2007 and has received funding from Y Combinator and Tandem Entrepreneurs.