In addition to an Xbox Live application and its Kinectimals game, Microsoft also recently began offering another software app for iOS – SkyDrive for iOS. The free app provides access to Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud-based storage system.
SkyDrive requires you to log in using an existing account on Windows Live, Xbox Live, Microsoft Messenger or Hotmail. The service provides you with 25 GB of free storage capacity you can use as you wish. The app provides you with the ability upload documents, access existing SkyDrive content including files shared with you by other SkyDrive users, upload videos and photos directly from your phone, share links to files with other users via e-mail, and create or delete folders on your SkyDrive account.
User reaction to SkyDrive for iOS on the App Store has been mostly positive, but there are some mixed comments – users claim Microsoft has hindered the app by limiting the types of files which can be previewed and limiting the app’s ability to upload only one file at a time.
Still, it’s a positive start for Microsoft, which has only very recently begun supporting the iOS platform with software.