The team at file-sharing, syncing and storage service Dropbox have unveiled new native clients for Android and the iPad to complement the existing iPhone app. The Android client has been available as a beta for a few months now — Kevin over at jkOnTheRun liked it when he took it for a test drive. A BlackBerry client was also announced, which will be released “quite soon.”
The company also announced a new API, “Dropbox Anywhere,” that will enable developers to integrate Dropbox’s functionality into their own mobile apps. This is significant in that it proposes to make it easier for developers to get documents onto and off of mobile devices like the iPad, replacing clunky workarounds like having to email files to yourself. You can expect to see more cloud sharing/storage functionality popping up in your mobile apps soon (and if you’re interested in cloud computing, check out our Structure conference in June). The list of partner apps already using the API at launch includes some well-known tools like Fuze Meeting, Quick Office and Good Reader.
If you’ve tried either Dropbox’s Android or iPad apps, let us know what you think of them in the comments.
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