Almost every smartphone these days has its own cloud solution. Google has cloud services for its Android platform, while iCloud exists for iPhone users. Microsoft, however, has gone an extra mile, and has released its official SkyDrive cloud storage service app for both Windows Phone 7 and iOS. With Microsoft SkyDrive app installed on your Windows Phone/iOS device, you can view existing files in your SkyDrive account, upload photos, or create new folders on the go. SkyDrive app demarcates your personal and shared folders in your files collection view. Details after the break.
You can feel a slight difference in the user interface of the SkyDrive app for WP7 and iOS, where ease of access has an edge in the Windows Phone version over the other. Take the thumbnail view option, for instance, which can be readily accessed with a tap at the thumbnail button at the bottom menu in Windows Phone 7, whereas in iOS, you have to tap the share button at the top right to do so.
However, the scales are set even with iOS supporting video uploads to SkyDrive, something that is amiss in WP7, where only photo uploading is possible. You can delete a folder in SkyDrive by pressing an icon long enough, or swipe over it, as WP7 and iOS (respectively) natively operate. SkyDrive also lets you make any folder or file public, or share with friends through email, in both platforms.
The fact that SkyDrive is available on both iOS and Windows Phone 7 can definitely bridge some gap between these two distinct smartphone platforms, particularly for cloud sharing and storage. Hopefully, users of both these platforms shall benefit from it. It is available for free in the Windows Phone Marketplace and iTunes App Store, as the links below direct.