Back in May Carbonite which is an online backup company, announced that they had released an app for the iPhone and Blackberry that would allow you to view, arrange, and share your files wirelessly through your device. Today Carbonite has announced that they have released an app for Android. If you are using the Carbonite online backup service and have a Android device, check out this new app and let us know what you think. You can get the App from the Android Marketplace.

Here is the Press Release:

Consumers can download or share files, view photos and listen to music through new Android app

BOSTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Carbonite®, a leading provider of online backup, today announces the beta release of Carbonite Access for the Android platform. Carbonite Access, available for free in the Android Market, provides Carbonite subscribers with the ability to quickly and easily access all of their valuable files through their mobile device.  The application’s seamless integration with the Android OS also enables Carbonite users to easily share their backed up files via email, Facebook, Picasa and many other Android-supported applications.

Carbonite Access, available for Android devices running Android v1.6 and above, is the latest remote access feature introduced by Carbonite. Carbonite provides customers with remote file access via any computer through Carbonite.com or mobile devices such as iPhone®, iPod Touch®, BlackBerry® smartphones and now Android devices.

"Carbonite creates a ‘personal cloud’ by automatically backing up all your files to Carbonite’s servers," said David Friend, founder and CEO of Carbonite. "We’ve backed up billions of photos, songs and documents.  Now we’re building the industry’s most powerful mobile apps for accessing and sharing them. Our new Android app, with features like photo thumbnails and instantaneous playback of your backed up music, helps you find what you’re looking for quickly. Our promise to customers is: ‘Back it up.  Get it back.’ Getting it back is what Carbonite Access for Android is all about."

Carbonite Access for Android provides consumers with a variety of options for accessing files:

  • Browse: Once the application is downloaded, consumers will log into their Carbonite account on the mobile device.  They will then be able to browse all folders and files backed up through Carbonite, arranged in the same file locations as they are on the computer.
  • Share: Backed up files can be shared through the phone via e-mail, Picasa, Facebook and other social-networking applications.
  • View: Backed up photos can be previewed using thumbnails or quickly viewed full screen using the integrated photo viewer from Carbonite.
  • Listen: Consumers also can utilize Carbonite Access for Android to listen to music backed up from their computer directly on their phone in a matter of seconds.

Carbonite customers can download the app from the Android Market or by visiting http://www.carbonite.com/en/online-computer-backup/remote-file-access.

Carbonite launched its online backup service in 2006 and has raised more than $67 million in several rounds of venture financing. The company has received numerous accolades in 2010 including a No. 9 overall and No. 1 in IT Services Inc. 500 ranking, the Tech Awards Circle Gold Award for consumer/small office, home office (SOHO) service category and Privately held company of the year honors from the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.  Additionally, Carbonite was selected as a finalist in the Red Herring 100 North America list and CEO David Friend was named as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner for New England in the Consumer and Small Business Emerging Technology category.

2 COMMENTS

  1. If their Android app is as good as their iPhone app, this is great news.

    great point Friend makes about creating a “personal cloud”! it is awesome being able to access all my documents on the phone.

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