HiDrive is a cloud storage service. The HiDrive WinJS SDK supplies an easy way to integrate websites or Windows 8 apps with the HiDrive cloud storage platform. The WinJS SDK is well documented and can be accessed through GitHub. Interfacing with the HiDrive the API, web and Windows developers are able to integrate tools such as user login, uploading files for storage, reading and writing files, performing file compression, creating picture thumbnails, as well as other functions. The HiDrive API is free to incorporate into 3rd party applications or web-apps, and uses OAuth 2 for authentication.
For snap-happy smartphone and tablet users, having somewhere to store their treasured pics is probably very appealing. Photo books have been a trendy favourite for a while now, and Printzel is an app-powered platform that allows users to create their own printed photo books directly from their mobile and tablet devices. The company also provides the Printzel API that now makes it possible for developers to offer printed books from their own applications.
While it’s clear that enterprise IT organizations are warming up to cloud computing many of them remain uncomfortable with the lack of control they have over the cloud, especially when it comes to relying on cloud service providers that might lock them into a specific platform.