Windows Live SkyDrive, a virtual place by Microsoft, now stores Windows Phone 7 apps along with PC apps
The SkyDrive can no longer just store computer apps but also Windows Phone 7 apps. Recently, Microsoft has made certain changes in SkyDrive so that developers can incorporate their Windows Phone 7 apps in the cloud with proper verification. This does not mean that only developers are benefited from this new adjustment but Windows Phone 7 users will also get trouble-free means to push several apps on their SkyDrive account. Moreover, it will help the users to create some space on their mobile phone. In order to use the new option, users will require a Windows Live ID.
"SkyDrive also works with apps like Microsoft Office and OneNote so you can organize, collaborate and share from anywhere. We believe that the most value for our customers comes when more people and more apps can connect to the cloud from most available devices.” Dare Obasanjo, lead program manager, Microsoft wrote in one of his blog post. "With this API change, any app on any platform now gets to take advantage of the fact that any user with a Windows Live ID, including every Windows 8 user, has free cloud storage in SkyDrive that they can integrate into their experience to access their documents and photos," Obasanjo added.
Although there were quite a few app developers who thought of accepting this innovation by Microsoft, JDB Pocketware was the first one to quickly alter the API for Windows Phone 7 app according to the new feature and came up with HandyScan, the first app with SkyDrive APIs.
With this sort of achievement, Microsoft is on the verge of creating a benchmark and showing a new direction to app developers.