AT&T Launches Cloud-Based Photo and Video Sharing App for iOS and Android
The cloud, I don’t like it, I don’t trust my stuff just floating around out there for anything to happen to it or anyone to access it. I do use SkyDrive, but very limitedly. I use it for pictures of my kids and their events so I don’t have to worry about transferring them from my phone, they’re waiting for me essentially right on my computer. Anywho, AT&T has just launched AT&T Locker which is obviously a cloud service with 5gb of storage for free and it works with both iOS and Android devices. Personally I’m not sure I’d trust AT&T with my stuff, but I do like the fact that it automatically uploads photos and videos. Too bad this isn’t for Windows Phone… Does anybody know of an app that I can get for my HTC Titan Windows Phone that will automatically upload my videos? I know there are apps like this on Android, but what I want is one that will automatically do it for security reasons.
Never lose a photo again – AT&T Locker, a free and easy-to-use photo and video sharing service for AT&T* customers, is now available in the App Store. AT&T Locker users get 5 GB of storage for free – enough for up to 5,000 average sized photos.
AT&T Locker provides users the ability to upload images and video to secure online storage and quickly share on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or e-mail. Users can create and customize albums for photos and video on the device or online from a laptop or home computer. Customers can also store music and other files in their AT&T Locker storage. The app is compatible back to iPhone 3GS.
Users can make sure they never lose a photo again with Easy Upload feature, which allows you to automatically upload the photos on your device to the AT&T Cloud. With AT&T Locker, users can choose to upload new photos and video via Wi-Fi, wireless or both. Customers can manage those photos and share them through the app on the smartphone or on the AT&T Locker web page. AT&T plans to incorporate additional features in future versions of AT&T Locker.
“Customers use smartphones to capture special moments in their lives. That’s why we designed AT&T Locker to help you store those memories,” said Mark Collins, senior vice president, Data and Voice Products, AT&T Mobility. “With Easy Upload, every photo and video is uploaded directly to AT&T’s cloud, which can be accessed safely and securely anytime from a customer’s smartphone or the Web.”
For more information, visit www.att.com/locker.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
Unless you pay for a multi-platform Cloud service like Dropbox, you are always going to be tied into some kind of proprietary crap. And I don’t want to be tied to any single platform, software, OEM, carrier, etc., after working hard to get things uploaded, and setup the way I want it, only to have a future need to move on.
While I may change anti-virus (yeah, Webroot wants to sync my stuff to the Cloud) software or mobile carrier someday, I expect to be a Microsoft customer till they, or I, cease to exist. So SkyDrive is my Cloud poison of choice. Everyone will have a different reason for their choice.
Using more than one service just confuses things. Still using Dropbox for simple stuff, as it’s easy to access via WP or any PC, but I am beginning to depend more and more on SkyDrive. Tired of syncing things and remembering to do backups. Just want to have one place to go for media and documents.
My ‘Cloud’ is in my home sitting on a shelf.. it’s a Synology DS212 NAS box. It’s mine, my data is on it and I can access it from anywhere in the world via HTTP or FTP or various other protocols or apps on iOS and Android with Windows Phone support as well now. A NAS box can do so much more than the cloud can and I never have to worry about someone hacking into it or a security or data breach or anything like that or something like with megaupload where everyone’s stuff is in limbo. The DS212 and newer models even have a ‘cloud’ feature built-into them as well. You can run it encrypted for a bit of privacy if you wish and of course you have the security of raid for your data. Size is pretty much only limited by the hard dries you buy or that are available. There’s no paying every month for the service either, I bought it and the hard drives so they’re mine. I need more space, just upgrade the hard drive or even attach an external drive to it. It even has a built-in CCTV system you can use with IP cameras.
Sure the cloud is the in thing right now, but it can’t compare to a NAS box..