TappIn, Inc. announced today the launch of its new Kindle Fire personal cloud service app. The new app is TappIn’s first product release since becoming a subsidiary of secure information exchange leader GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE Amex: GSB) earlier this month.The application turns the world’s most popular e-reader into a secure portal to obtain content safely and securely when connected to any wireless network. Social functions include access to mixed media playlists and the ability to share and manage unlimited distribution of locally stored files on Facebook.
Unlike remote access products that consume mass amounts of storage, TappIn makes content available through a secure cloud pathway, thereby allowing users to “tap in” to their storage location, wherever that may be. TappIn’s unique cloud access portal means users can obtain content without having to download, save, and manage it on their mobile device. This method of delivery not only saves storage space, it ensures content remains secure and private on the user’s home or work computer or other storage device. The new app for the Kindle Fire platform includes all of TappIn’s latest capabilities, including security features already available on the iOS and Android platforms.
Key features include:
- TappIn SecureShare™: Users can easily customize TappIn’s enhanced SecureShare™ authentication capabilities to protect sensitive information by providing selective access and requiring specific recipients to login securely before viewing private files. Users can choose to authenticate via login or share files via public access with a link to the photo, file, or folder. Using the app, users can also easily import contacts from Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail, and other email providers directly into TappIn, providing one-click sharing.
- SocialShare™: Share photos, files, or folders from your device directly to Facebook. A link to the file and a thumbnail of the photo is posted to the user’s Facebook wall, along with any comment to Facebook “Friends.” Files are not uploaded to Facebook, but rather remain securely stored on the user’s computer, allowing for easy control and removal.
- Enhanced A La Carte Playlist™: With TappIn, Kindle Fire users now have full access to their entire music library. TappIn’s A La Carte Playlist™ capability allows Apple users to generate playlists from multiple iTunes and MP3 libraries. With one click, the TappIn app populates a list of all folders that contain music files, and allows users to select from those folders to create a single, unique playlist. TappIn’s Now Playing™ feature enables users to stream music or browse photos or documents while simultaneously using other applications. Streaming access also eliminates the need to download and manage the content on your mobile device, saving time and storage space, and safeguarding privacy.
“The Kindle Fire device is blurring the lines between the e-reader and tablet, allowing us an even greater convergence of our personal and professional lives,” said Chris Hopen, president of TappIn. “TappIn’s new app allows users to maximize the innovative multitasking capabilities, social, and collaboration features of this device by providing access to remotely stored digital content, regardless of system, file type, or content location right on their Kindle Fire.”
TappIn’s app for the Kindle Fire is available in two editions designed to cater to the needs of individuals and businesses. The TappIn Light version is available free of charge from the Amazon Appstore for Android, while the TappIn Standard edition is available for $23.99/year and offers consumers unlimited access to any digital file, regardless of size.