As the dust settles from the holidays the U1 team is kicking off the new year with our first release of 2012. Our eagerly anticipated Files app for iOS is now ready for download in the app store.
The Android version of this app has been hugely successful and the iOS version delivers to the same high standard, so you can secure and manage your photos and files directly from your iOS device wherever you are.
One great feature of the Ubuntu One Files app is that each time you open it, it will automatically send photos snapped on your iOS device directly to your Ubuntu One personal cloud and other connected devices. So you’ll have peace of mind knowing all your precious photos are backed up to your Ubuntu One cloud instantly. Sharing photos with family, friends and to social spaces from the app is also made easy and you can post straight to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or your blog. This is a free app so all you have to do to get started is install the app and login to your Ubuntu One account. If you are new to Ubuntu One simply register for a free account and get 5GB of free cloud storage.
More good news is that for the first time we will be at CES this year in Las Vegas from 10-13th of January. Ubuntu One will be showcased alongside the Ubuntu OS, so if you are heading to CES come by and see us at the Ubuntu booth located on the upper level South Hall 4, #35379 . Some members of the Ubuntu One team will be on hand to demonstrate all the great things Ubuntu One can do and to answer any questions you may have. There will also be some U1 goodies to take home. Along with all our file sync and mobile music streaming services, the recently launched Web Music Streaming and the new Files app for iOS will be available to demo, as well as an exclusive sneak peak at the future evolution of Ubuntu One. Exciting times lie ahead as we will continue to lead the way in linking the personal cloud with consumer electronics by being first to bring the convenience of the Ubuntu One personal cloud to the connected car. We have partnered with several auto electronic engineering suppliers to create a prototype of the Ubuntu One connect car. The first iteration will focus on music streaming with major auto suppliers Visteon and Delphi at CES showcasing their take on music streaming from your Ubuntu One personal cloud to your car.
In addition, embedded systems software developer AllGo Systems will show Ubuntu One music streaming integrated into their automotive middleware. Plus, semiconductor producerFreescale will demonstrate Ubuntu One music streaming on their ARM i.MX platform.
All in all it’s a busy start to the year for us and in 2012 we are looking to continue the same fast pace we set in 2011. Throughout this year we will be working hard to further enhance performance of current services and introduce more great features for our loyal users to enjoy. We also aim to bring Ubuntu One to new audiences so even more people around the world can share the Ubuntu One personal cloud experience.