Bitcasa has launched a developer program and released its Bitcasa Secure Storage API.
The company provides "digital belongings storage" access across all devices on Android, iOS, Windows, Windows RT, Mac OSX, and the Web.
The firm says it has addressed the needs of software application developers and so its API gives mobile and desktop apps a full-featured and device-independent storage layer.
"With more than 35 petabytes of user files under management, developers can reach a whole new audience to help manage, secure, and stream users' digital content," said Brian Taptich, CEO of Bitcasa. "Key features of the API include a secure and device-independent storage layer, and Bitcasa allows any content to be streamed without having to download first." SDKs are available for Java, Python, PHP, Ruby, and .NET.
An example of what Bitcasa's beta partners are doing with the Secure Storage API is Kloudless — a cloud storage service that integrates Gmail with Outlook. Kloudless has created a Bitcasa plugin that enables the secure storage and automated management of email attachments. By giving users access to cloud storage from within their email inboxes, Kloudless makes it easy and intuitive to securely share cloud files.
"Bitcasa's API is a technology that will enable Kloudless to drive strong, sustained user engagement from within their inbox, especially with users who need to handle rich media files," says Eliot Sun, cofounder and CEO at Kloudless. "As streaming video, high res graphics, animated gifs, and other large file types continue to be shared, users will look to a solution that enables them to access and share that content. Connecting one's email to Bitcasa is a natural solution."
The Bitcasa Secure Storage API will initially be available in open beta form, with general availability expected in Q1 2014.