Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) February 9, 2010
Cloud Content Management provider Box.net today announced three updates to enhance collaboration on its mobile platform. Box.net's new iPhone app, integration with the Quickoffice mobile office suite, and new OpenBox Mobile APIs further empower today's increasingly mobile workforce to access, share and collaborate on business content across platforms and devices.
More than 3.5 million users and businesses take advantage of Box.net's Cloud Content Management platform, which provides easy, trackable sharing, flexible workflow, and unprecedented visibility into how content moves within and beyond an organization. Box.net works closely with partners and developers to give customers access to their content in web-based business applications like Salesforce.com and Google Apps, as well as popular mobile applications like Quickoffice. Recognizing that today's workforce needs to be able to collaborate anytime, anywhere, Box.net has been building its mobile platform since its first iPhone app in October 2008, followed by the release of its OpenBox Mobile developer program in September 2009.
New Box iPhone app puts business content and collaboration in your pocket
Available immediately for free through the iTunes App Store, Box.net's new iPhone app lets users post, view and reply to comments around any file or folder on Box from their iPhone. With this new iPhone app, Box.net is bringing more of the core functionality of its web-based solution to its mobile platform, empowering users to exchange ideas and share feedback around crucial business content on-the-go. Users of Box.net's iPhone app will also enjoy improved performance and an enhanced interface.
Integration with world's leading mobile office suite
Box.net's integration with the Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite will allow Box customers to create and edit Microsoft Word and Excel files on-the-go, and then save them back to their Box account directly from the Quickoffice iPhone app. Box.net's partnership with the most popular, award-winning mobile office suite empowers users to engage directly with crucial business content, further bridging the gap between the desktop and mobile device. The Quickoffice app with Box.net integration will be available shortly through the iTunes App Store.
New developer APIs bring search and more to mobile apps
Box.net's new APIs for OpenBox Mobile enable developers to integrate Box's search, commenting and update capabilities into their mobile applications. Box.net had previously worked with mobile developers to make Box content accessible and shareable within other applications; with the new APIs, developers can now offer Box's deeper content management and collaboration benefits to their customers. The OpenBox Mobile platform gives mobile app developers free, easy-to-use tools and aligns with Box.net's commitment to creating an open platform that links Box to other best-of-breed business applications, making content available across applications and devices. Developers that want to take advantage of OpenBox Mobile APIs can sign up for free at http://box.net/developers.
"Box.net's core mission is to make it easy for people to access and share their business content from anywhere," said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box.net. "We're rethinking the traditional approach to content management, offering users the ability to access, share and collaborate on crucial business content in a more flexible and dynamic way. Today's updates to our mobile platform demonstrate our commitment to bringing the full capabilities of Cloud Content Management to an increasingly mobile workforce."
Macworld attendees can visit Box.net at booth #752 for a demonstration of the new iPhone app.
About Box.net, Inc.
Founded in 2005, Box.net (http://www.box.net) provides Cloud Content Management for over 3.5 million users and companies ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Box.net's dynamic, flexible content management and collaboration solution empowers users to access and share content online, and gives IT professionals unprecedented visibility into how content moves within their organizations and beyond. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Box.net is a privately held company and is backed by venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson and U.S. Venture Partners.