These days every company is scrambling to make a name for itself in cloud storage, and Amazon is no exception. Building on its Cloud Drive business, Amazon has released a new app that will make it easy for iPhone users to automatically sync their photos to the cloud.
Photos will be saved to Amazon Cloud Drive in the background and synced between the iPhone, Andoid phones, Kindle Fire, PCs, and Macs. As is standard for cloud storage services, Amazon offers 5GB of free storage to new users and 10GB of extra space can be had for $10 per year. If you need more, you can grab 50GB for $25 and 100GB for $50.
The Cloud Drive app for iOS is essentially the same as the Android version that came out last November. Aside from automatic uploads, users can choose to upload an entire photo album manually. You can also upload photos from your computer to access them on your mobile device.
“Photos are central to the daily lives of our customers,” said Director of Cloud Drive Russell Dicker. “The Cloud Drive Photos app, now available for iPhone and iPod touch, lets customers use Amazon Cloud Drive Photos regardless of which platform they choose. They’ll also rest easy knowing that their entire photo collection is protected with automatic back-up to the cloud.”
Cloud Drive Photos is free in the App Store right now and requires iOS 6 or later.