Mobile Cloud Computing – The Sooner, The Better!

By now most of us have become familiar with what has been termed, "Cloud Computing," made somewhat more popular by Apple over the last few years as a way to help people store and access their iTunes library as well as other documents and files.

What is Cloud Computing?

According to Wikipedia, "Cloud Computing" is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices as a utility (like the electricity grid) over a network (typically the internet)

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing

When running a business that requires files to be accessed by many people, the importance of cloud computing is obvious. It's important for all team members to be able to access documents and data at anytime from anywhere. However, these days, many people spend a lot of time accessing their data on-the-go through mobile devices such as iPhones, Smartphones and iPads. Gone are the days where everyone has a single desktop computer used for business.

While it's possible for mobile users to access regular websites, including document sharing websites, through their mobile devices, the process of accessing important files can be cumbersome and time-consuming on a mobile device. Mobile apps help to create a smoother user experience for accessing these documents perfectly tailored to the mobile device's interface.

For example, if you've ever used a standard website like Paypal on your mobile phone, you may have found that it's easy to navigate through the website if you are familiar with the layout from your desktop, but it still takes some time to orient the screen correctly, scroll down to the login area and then find the correct place to click in order to type in your username and password.

However, when you download the Paypal mobile app, you have a much easier time inputting your username and password quickly because the form is immediately in front of you, perfectly configured for your mobile screen's resolution. In other words, the mobile app was built to make it easier for you to access your account from your phone quickly.

Imagine the ability to access your cloud documents through a mobile cloud app in much the same way. Well, there actually is an app for that. It's called "Soonr."

With the Soonr app, you'll be able to engage in "mobile cloud computing" and even store your PowerPoint, Excel and Word files locally on your mobile device. You can even edit your documents right on your iOS or Android device without having to be connected to the internet. With this app, you'll also be able to use features like comments, versioning and syncing.

This app supports over 800 mobile devices including the iPhone, Android devices as well as Blackberry.

Truly this is cloud computing at its best. Whether you work with small or large teams of people who need to access documents on-the-go, the Soonr app just makes it easier for people who have busy lifestyles and who may do most of their work from their mobile devices. But this app is much more than just document access. Check out their website for more cool features: http://www.soonr.com/mobile/

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