Box to offer app for Windows Phone, partners with Qualcomm

Cloud management company Box has bolstered its standing with a couple of high-profile link-ups with Windows Phone and Qualcomm.

The firm announced today that Microsoft’s smartphone platform was being added to its app arsenal, as it takes “another big step towards mobile ubiquity” - expanding on its well-established iOS and Android presence. By Box’s own admission there has never been a more important time for such a service to assert itself in the mobile arena, particularly as 40 per cent of its users already access Box from a mobile device.

Box’s Windows Phone features include file management, content searching and the ability to view and collaborate with others in folders straight from the phone. The enterprise app is available in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Japanese, and can be downloaded today from the Windows Phone Marketplace.

In the same blog post, Box also announced it was working with Qualcomm “to pre-load Box on select Android and Windows devices.” Thus, in the “near future”, those who buy the special phones sporting Qualcomm’s renowned Snapdragon processors will have Box OneCloud apps already available at no extra cost.

Box has been expanding its global influence of late, making brand new offices in central London its European headquarters. ITProPortal caught up with the firm last month and learned a thing or two about a cloud company that appears to be going places.

A video of charismatic Box co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie speaking at the recent Le Web conference in London can be viewed below.