Microsoft talks about SkyDrive API tools

As we reported earlier this week, Microsoft basically relaunched its SkyDrive cloud file service on Monday with new paid tiers for storage space, along with PC and Mac SkyDrive clients and other new features. SkyDrive can also be used by non-Windows platforms as well. In the newest post on the official Windows Live blog, Microsoft talks about how app developers for other platforms can add SkyDrive support to their software.

For Android app developers, Microsoft offers up the Live SDK for Android set of tools. It supports Android 2.2 to 4.0 and allows app makers to create software that can help users access their SkyDrive based files and folders such as the already released Browser for SkyDrive app.

iOS app developers can use Live SDK for iOS for the same kind of functions. One example of a SkyDrive iOS app is DotScan, which allows the iPhone camera to act as a document scanner. Any scanned filed can then be stored to SkydDrive. Of course, there are a number of Windows Phone apps that support SkyDrive and PC and Mac apps can also be made to use the service.

Some products have SkyDrive support built in. That includes the new Android-based HTC One X smartphone and a new line of digital cameras from Samsung. The WiFi based SMART cameras can store any pictures taken from the camera directly to a user's SkyDrive account. Software developers can find out more about making SkyDrive enabled apps by visiting the dev.live.com site.

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