I noticed this little advertisement on the bottom of the latest RIM developer newsletter and did some digging. Box.net was advertising their new mobile API which allows developers to tie into their service. In case you don’t know Box.net is a content/document management and sharing service which is relatively popular. Large companies like Nike, SanDisk, T-Mobile, Oracle, & Symantec use the service.
Box.net is reaching out to mobile developers to get them to integrate the Box.net service with their BlackBerry applications. They claim their solution will let developers offer more storage, better file management, and sync between mobile devices and PC’s. I am not sure why they don’t just come out with their own mobile app but I can see a cool FTP app or something adding Box.net features for business customers. Or Documents To Go adding the ability to access your cloud documents.
Box.net claims that their integration API will provide developers with the tools to:
- Create as much content as they want – no more storage limits
- Manage all their content in one centralized location
- Access additional content stored on Box like documents, presentations and images
- Easily share content
- Join nearly 3 million users and 50,000 businesses who manage their content and collaborate using Box.net
Check out more details at: sites.box.net/blackberry_development/