Amazon Cloud Drive provides users with online storage for photos, music, and other files. Anyone can get 5GB of cloud storage for free and Amazon recently began offering unlimited photo storage as part of Amazon Prime Photos.
Now Amazon is offering developers a way to tap into its cloud storage with Cloud Drive API.
This will let developers create apps that let you do things like edit your saved photos, create and save documents that are stored online, and more.
The new Cloud Drive API lets developers create apps that can upload, download, organize, and manipulate data stored on Cloud Drive.
Some of the first apps to use the API include OfficeSuit, Perfectly Clear, FileThis, and File Commander, letting you do things like edit documents and photos, organize your finances and search PDF files, and manage remote files from a mobile device. You can find more apps in the Cloud Drive app gallery.
Amazon Cloud Drive is hardly the first online storage service to offer an API for third-party app development. Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, and Microsoft OneDrive all offer their own APIs.
But with Amazon pushing Cloud Drive as a storage platform for all your photos (among other things), it’s not surprising that the company wants to develop a more robust ecosystem around the platform.
via Cloud Drive Blog