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ZumoDrive now publicly available
Posted: 25-Feb-2009 [Source: ZumoDrive]

[ZumoDrive's cloud storage service lets users have access to their entire media libraries on any device.]

Following a successful private trial, ZumoDrive became available to the public on the same day its "Supersize Me" iPhone application appeared on the Apple App Store. Now anyone can join the over 10,000 people who have supersized their netbooks, iPhones, Macs and PCs with ZumoDrive. Never again will consumers have to choose what to put on their 8-GB iPhones, 16-GB netbooks or other space-constrained devices.

ZumoDrive is the first service to give users the experience of having their entire media libraries with them on any device, and ZumoDrive's "Supersize Me" application makes this possible on the iPhone. It no longer matters that iPhones come with just 8 or 16 gigabytes of storage. Anyone can use "Supersize Me," along with the underlying ZumoDrive service, to enjoy all their music, photos and documents on their phones whether connected on Wi-Fi, 3G or Edge.

ZumoDrive users can also put all their content on their portable computers, such as a 16-GB netbook, without any change in experience. They continue opening their documents from a file manager, playing songs in iTunes, and browsing images with their favorite photo programs. ZumoDrive looks and performs just like a local drive on their computers.

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 smart phone and a netbook," said 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."

ZumoDrive's "Supersize Me" iPhone application is available in the Music and Utilities categories of the Apple App Store. The regular price of "Supersize Me" is $4.99, but ZumoDrive is giving the application away free for a limited time as a special introductory offer.

Meanwhile, the primary ZumoDrive service is available for instant download on PCs and Macs at http://zumodrive.com. 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.

ZumoDrive and the company behind it, Zecter, are funded by Tandem Entrepreneurs and Y-Combinator. "ZumoDrive extends cloud computing beyond its current state by working behind the scenes on your devices," said Doug Renert, a principal at Tandem Entrepreneurs. "We like to say that it puts the cloud in your pocket."

ZumoDrive is a service of Zecter, Inc., which was founded in May 2007 and is located in San Mateo, California. ZumoDrive delivers unlimited storage on computers and smart phones with its Hybrid Cloud technology.

Please visit http://zumodrive.com to learn more and follow ZumoDrive on Twitter at http://twitter.com/zumodrive. You may also watch the ZumoDrive Demo or read the ZumoDrive blog for the company's unique take on cloud storage and more.

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