Following our recent 50GB giveaway for iOS devices, the popularity of our mobile app has exploded - we now have more than a million Box for iPhone and iPad users, and a big part of that number represents new or existing Box users bringing their devices into the workplace. We've received great feedback from customers about what else would enhance their productivity, and with these users in mind, the Box mobile team has been hard at work adding the features to make working from your iPhone or iPad a breeze.
As a result, we're excited to introduce the updated Box for iPhone and iPad. With an all-new code base, you'll notice right away that the app is faster, more stable and easier to navigate. We've also added:
Video and Photo Upload: We've added the ability to create new folders and upload videos and photos to your Box account directly from your iPhone or iPad. This makes it simple to share files fast when you're on the go and keep all your content organized - and safely stored - on Box. Certain workers, like those on a construction site, can use this feature to update the home office instantly with images of site progress.
Full-Text Search: To help you access all that content quickly from your phone or tablet, we've also added full-text search to the app. Locate individual files or folders in just a few taps, helping you quickly find exactly what file you need from wherever you are - even if you're collaborating with hundreds of colleagues on terabytes of information.
Favorites for Offline: And for all those road warriors, you can now mark individual files or even whole folders as favorites for offline access. This will allow you to open them at any time, even when there's no Internet connection available (you'll also be able to browse the All Files tab any time). If you're one of the many Box customers that loves being able to access important content from the road, this feature will make sure you'll always have those files on hand, no matter what.
Download the app here to test out the new features, today.
We hope these features will make for an even more connected and productive workforce. It's no surprise that mobile has fully infiltrated the enterprise this year - we've seen a massive increase of 30X more mobile-driven deployments so far in 2011 compared with all of 2010. More businesses are helping their employees work effectively from the road and across the globe, especially considering nearly 60% of all corporate employees access content outside the office with their mobile phones or tablets. Box customers like Clear Channel, Taylor Made and O2 Media are no exception to this rule.
We're excited about these new features in Box for iPhone and iPad and what's ahead for Box mobile in 2012. As always, we love your feedback so leave us your thoughts below on the updated app!