As more of our lives move online, into the clouds, encrypted backup and storage of not just our vital data, but our personal photos, files and streams is becoming critical. The responsibility to provide a secure cloud storage and online backup solution is on the shoulders of the developers of the software people use every day.

IDrive is working to provide solutions to those developers by delivering two interfaces which they can use to integrate encrypted storage into their applications:

  • Command Line Utility – Develop highly scalable, reliable and fast applications to manage storage on IDrive EVS. Best for desktop applications and also ideal for CRON jobs.
  • REST APIs – An interface designed to allow developers to easily build web and mobile applications to manage storage on IDrive EVS.

To help support our REST APIs users, IDrive has developed three new libraries supporting modern web languages:



Using these libraries, web and mobile applications developers can provide secure cloud storage and backup that works seamlessly with IDrive. In addition to providing users with secure storage within their own apps, developers can also leverage the entire IDrive ecosystem of consumer web and mobile tools already developed for users to manage their data.
There is no reason to leave user data unencrypted in the cloud, something security experts warn everyone about, but developers can only do so with IDrive. Take advantage of the IDrive web client libraries, and use a secure REST API for storing and backing up files in your PHP, Python or Ruby web applications. These powerful APIs are freely available, making it easy to upload, retrieve, manage, and store data any time, from anywhere on the Internet.

Interested developers can create a free IDrive account to get 5 GB at no charge. Developers can create EVS apps for IDrive without the need of a paid account.

IDrive Online Backup is available for home and server editions of Windows and Mac OS X and for mobile devices in the Apple App Store and Android Market.

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