Work environment informing applications are getting more modern and helping organizations make the movement to portable correspondence. The most recent advancement is an approach to content records from Box, Dropbox and Microsoft Onedrive for on-the-go access.
Cotap, headed by two previous Yammer executives, has connected its item with Box, Dropbox, Google drive and Microsoft Onedrive, to rearrange how clients can impart records kept in these distributed storage administrations. The mix was manufactured utilizing Box's View API, which conveys what Cotap portrays as "amazing" portable rendering of the records that are imparted and dispatched.
The rapidly growing Philz coffee chain has been using Cotap for six months now. Community builder Young Han said the new file sharing feature is hugely helpful. "This will be really great for us," Han said. "We're incredibly mobile - almost none of us sit at a desk, we're always out networking and meeting people and talking about Philz."
Initially available as a mobile app for Android and iOS devices, the Cotap service can now be accessed via web browsers and from a desktop tool for Mac OS X laptop and desktop computers. This way, the Cotap service is available via a broader selection of devices, a must for professionals who do work across smartphones, tablets and computers. Actions are synchronized in real time across a user's devices.
End users can install the Cotap app for free, but the company also offers corporate licenses that give IT administrators a web-based console. The Team edition costs $5 per user per month and includes alerts and usage analytics data, while the Enterprise edition, at $10 per user per month, adds user and data management, and activity monitoring.
Later, Cotap plans to add integration with Microsoft's Active Directory and with popular mobile device management (MDM) tools so that IT pros can manage the Cotap service from the same central location that they manage other apps and services, so that, for example, revoking a departing employee's access can be done once for Cotap and all other wares.
Effectively, what it means is that Cotap sits as the mediation point between the four storage services - imporatant since in many businesses you often end up with a mixture of services between official company accounts and those you have created for your own documents when you are working on a nonwork device. Recently modified files show up first in the service.
Cotap is tapping an open Box API for the new use case. Box's API allows external messaging apps to call documents stored on Box servers, as well as the servers of its competitors.