The cloud storage company and app, Box, has just pushed out a pretty major update to the app for Android today. The update moves the app to v3.0 and with a whole number move comes a whole new experience. Finally Box has updated the UI to make cleaner and more polished, not to mention a bit more functional. Going through the old and new app clearly shows a big difference. Lets take a quick look at some of the changes below. All the images on the left are after the Box 3.0 update and the images to the right are the previous app.
Nothing huge in the left slider, but the removal of the blue bar is pretty nice.
The overflow menu has a cool new animation for the popup an it certainly looks quite a bit better than it used too.
The image gallery got an overhaul as well that makes viewing images much faster and when you are scrolling through you images you get a ’3 of 144′ or whatever image you are on in the folder. You can see w quick demo of the new features and look in the New Box 3.0 promo video below.
I dig the ‘swipe’ for action on a particular folder or file. The new update also works seamlessly with OneCloud apps that you might have installed also, which allows you to sign contracts, annotate reports and more. The OneCloud app gallery is native inside Box.
The last little bit of information is that box is extending the MobileIron AppConnect to Box for Android. Now IT admins can deploy Box straight to employees devices with AppConnect policy controls including specific passcode locks and file saving restrictions.
As an added bonus Box has also announced a partnership with LG. Box will come pre-loaded to the new line of G series devices and will be offering new and existing Box customers 50GB of storage for free for one year. This deal also applies to current LG device owners, with the exception of the nexus line.
“Mobility and the cloud are revolutionizing the way businesses and individuals connect, collaborate and stay productive,” said Ramchan Woo, Director of Product Planning at LG Mobile of LG. “We’re incredibly excited to partner with Box and offer our customers a simple, yet powerful solution for sharing and accessing content from LG smartphones and tablets wherever work may take them.”