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Mobile app developers can now more easily integrate Amazon Cloud Drive — Amazon’s cloud storage service for photos, videos, and other files — into their apps. Today Amazon announced new Android and iOS software development kits (SDKs) for the service.

“The updates will allow you to provide Unlimited Storage benefits for your customers using your apps more quickly and efficiently,” Amazon principal evangelist David Isbitski wrote in a blog post on the news.

The new SDKs are part of the broader Amazon Mobile App SDK, Isbitski wrote.

Cloud Drive isn’t as popular as, say, Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive, but simplifying the process of incorporating it into non-Amazon apps could result in broader adoption of the service.


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Not that such apps don’t already exist. Isbitski called out Android apps like A+ Gallery, TextMaker HD Basic, PlanMaker HD Basic, and Presentations HD Basic, as well as the iOS app PhotoTime. Other iOS apps with Amazon Cloud Drive support are on the way, Isbitski wrote.

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