AT&T mixes in iOS version of cloud-based video/photo-sharing app
After previously launching its cloud-based storage service on Android devices, AT&T announced today that users with iOS devices can now store their photos, music, documents and videos on its cloud storage platform.
AT&T’s Locker is now available for downloading via Apple’s App Store. The service gives AT&T subscribers 5 GB of storage for free, which is headroom for up to 5,000 average-size photos. For users with a need for even more cloud-based storage, AT&T offers 30 GB for $3.99 a month, or 100 GB for $9.99 a month.
AT&T’s Locker service competes with similar offerings from Dropbox, Google Drive and Amazon Cloud Drive, as well as Apple’s own cloud service. The app is backward-compatible to the iPhone 3G2.
The service features “Easy Upload,” which gives users the ability to automatically upload the photos on their devices to the AT&T cloud. With AT&T Locker, users can choose to upload new photos and video via Wi-Fi, wireless or both. Customers can manage those photos and share them through the app on the smartphone or on the AT&T Locker Web page. AT&T said it would add more features in future versions of Locker.
"Customers use smartphones to capture special moments in their lives. That's why we designed AT&T Locker to help you store those memories," said Mark Collins, senior vice president of data and voice products at AT&T Mobility. "With Easy Upload, every photo and video is uploaded directly to AT&T's cloud, which can be accessed safely and securely anytime from a customer's smartphone or the Web."