Western Digital today announced that its WD Photos photo viewer app now enables Android smartphone users to view all the photos stored on their WD home network drive anywhere they have an Internet connection.
The WD Photos app also is available for iPad, iPhone, iPhone 4 and iPod
touch mobile digital devices, and is now available at the Android Market
as a free download.
The WD Photos app is compatible with the most popular Android OS-based
smartphones, in native resolution, including, but not limited to, the
Droid by Motorola, DROID INCREDIBLE by HTC, Nexus One, and HTC EVO 4G.
After users have copied their pictures into the Shared Pictures folder on
their WD network drive, the WD Photos app provides users access to their
photo library while connected to their home network or from anywhere they
can access the Internet using compatible mobile devices. Users' photos
remain private, safe and secure on their network drive, eliminating the
need for time-consuming uploads to costly online photo services and the
need to choose which pictures to sync to their Android smartphone. On
their Android device, consumers can search for their specific photos by
name or the date the photo was taken and scroll through thumbnail previews
while sharing all of their memories with friends and family.
Features of the WD Photos photo viewer app for Android smartphones
* Photos are automatically resized for viewing on Android devices,
leaving originals on the network drives in full resolution;
* Smart filtering to find the photos you want -- view photos by album,
folder or all images and search by date, folder name or file name;
* Access previously viewed photos offline;
* Share photos via email, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa and other
* Assign a photo to a contact;
* Add a photo to the gallery; and,
* View photos in a slideshow.
The WD Photos photo viewer app is compatible with Android OS 2.1 or later
and works with WD's My Book Live and My Book World Edition network drives
and WD ShareSpace network storage systems. Users must register with WD's
free remote access service to use the app. For detailed information, visit
the WD Photos photo viewer page