Following a private beta trial of its service, ZumoDrive became available to the public today. ZumoDrive’s “Supersize Me” iPhone application appears on the Apple App Store today as well.
The company touts its patented Hybrid Cloud Technology that expands on existing cloud services that sync user’s information to the cloud. Zumodrive differs from that approach in that it seamlessly integrates with a user’s OS and creates a local drive that can be accessed from anywhere at anytime.
The team behind ZumoDrive built the service to address a frustrating problem that each of them faced personally; that is, their digital content kept growing, while they relied more and more on ultra-portable, capacity-constrained devices.
“I tend to carry around just a smartphone and a netbook,” says David Zhao, co-founder and CEO of Zecter, the company that built ZumoDrive. “Now, I get the convenience of these lightweight devices without any compromises, as ZumoDrive lets me easily put all my content on them.”
Users can use Supersize Me, along with the underlying ZumoDrive service, to access all their music, photos and documents on their phones whether they have Wi-Fi, 3G or EDGE connectivity.
ZumoDrive hopes to distinguish itself from its competitors – Apple’s MyMobile and Soonr, to name a couple – by ease-of-use and higher access speeds due to its deep system integration and local drive. ZumoDrive offers an iTunes interface as well, so that users can carry their entire library with them at all times.
The primary ZumoDrive service is available for download on PCs and Macs. The service is free for up to 1 GB of space and paid plans are available with more storage for a monthly subscription fee starting at $2.99.