Xdrive, an AOL owned storage company, today released a new desktop offering built using the Adobe AIR technology. The product called Xdrive Desktop Lite offers an enhanced user interface which allows users to easily upload files and folders right from the hard drive, desktop, USB devices, or removable storage drives directly into your Xdrive web storage. This marks the first time that Mac users will have an opportunity to leverage Xdrive.
David Liu, Senior Vice President, Social Media, Messaging and Homepages, AOL had this to say of the launch:
“By deploying this application on Adobe AIR, we have drastically reduced the amount of time it takes to upload a file, and implemented simple drag-and-drop technology to ensure that people can easily transfer their files to Xdrive no matter where they reside originally – on the desktop, a hard drive or even a camera’s memory card.”
I think it is worth noting that the Xdrive Desktop Lite application was built with developers in mind as it offers publicly available APIs which could be used to create products. AOL used Xdrive APIs to build Bluestring, the media aggregrator and sharing product, that I covered previously as it launched at TechCrunch40. Additionally, ReadWriteWeb listed it today as one of the 6 Adobe Air Apps to check out.