At $30, this iPhone app isn't cheap, so it’s surprising to learn that the LogMeIn Ignition app for the iOS allowing Wi-Fi access to a user desktop from any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad was the top-grossing third-party app in 2010. Now the company wants to use the popular app to open up the cloud with a new service called My Cloud Bank that works like a file manager within the app.
LogMeIn said it is extending Ignition’s mission to support cloud services with its latest update integrating both Dropbox and Google Docs, giving iOS users “view,” “copy” and “file transfer” capabilities between mobile devices and PCs via the cloud.
File Access Anywhere With My Cloud Bank
My Cloud Bank gives LogMeIn Ignition users the ability to take advantage of being remote by connecting them to their files no matter where they are, and the service is offered with remote PC access and local file storage on the devices.
The company said with this new addition to Ignition, both iPad and iPhone owners can see files and copy their digital files, wherever there is an Internet connection. The update will be offered free to existing Ignition users and the price, $29.99, remains the same for new app downloads with these extended features.
LogMeIn new My Cloud screen shot
With the introduction of My Cloud Bank, users of Ignition can now:
- Transfer files and folders between remote computers and the cloud while on the go
- View files and folders on their computers and popular cloud storage and sync services like Dropbox and Google Docs on their iPad and/or iPhone
- Save files from the cloud or remote computers on to an iOS device
"The anywhere, anytime, any device benefits of remote access and cloud services have always been closely aligned. With the introduction of My Cloud Bank, we're delivering the best of both worlds, giving users intuitive, single point access to their files wherever they are stored," said Andrew Burton, SVP Products at LogMeIn. "We see it as an important step in expanding the value of remote access and the cloud to all of a user's digital information -- a virtual insurance policy for always having important files at your fingertips."
On November 15, the company also announced LogMeIn Ignition support for the new Amazon Kindle Fire, plus an Android update for Honeycomb tablets.
Just last week we reported that Dropbox hit the 45-million user mark with its cloud-based file storage services that ensure files are synced from the desktop, effortlessly. Ease of use and no cost help drive the subscriber growth for the Houston, Texas-based company. Google, too, is looking to extend its iOS cloud services.