October 15, 2014
Cloud storage options have become more and more complicated. Dollar Shave Club, in the razor industry, recognized that people didn’t need 5 blades, a rotating head and a speaker system in their razor. They created a single blade option that was more cost effective and simply gave people what they need.
Firedrive has seen the same market feedback occurring in cloud storage and made an application to address similar issues for consumers. The average person doesn’t need 1TB of storage. They offer 20GB for free, 50GB for $0.99 and 150GB for $1.99 per month. The average person can do a lot with 150GB.
Good ideas are about recognizing pain points. Overspending on cloud storage is one. Another pain point for smartphones users is figuring out what to do with all of their photos and videos. A lot of iPhone users spend too much time deleting old photos or videos to make space on their phone. Firedrive’s mobile application has an answer for that.
Firedrive CEO Joseph Turner said in June, ”Users are increasingly conducting both personal and professional communications from their mobile devices. It is important for us at Firedrive to keep creating and updating our features and functions to meet our users’ needs and lifestyles effectively.”
That shift in mobile focus is evident in Firedrive’s new features. Both iOS and Android applications come with Firedrive CameraSync, which allows users to sync all of their media from their devices and view them in one place. Users don’t have to switch devices to view their photos and videos. They can even sync their iPhone with their Android tablet and view all the media through the Firedrive app.
Being able to access files anywhere at any time is important. It has become an expectation for consumers, not a luxury. Firedrive allows that along with the ability to rename, move and edit permissions for over 100+ file types. A subtle but interesting feature is the ability to preview files without having to navigate to a separate page.
Users are now testing the iOS version, which was recently released. An Android version is expected to be released by the end of the month.
Time will tell which cloud storage application becomes the standard for most smartphone users. Google Drive is difficult competition with a built-in user base. However, Firedrive gives itself a competitive chance with a simple and effective offering.
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