OfficeDrop announced today an expansion of its partnership with Nuance Communications to offer the PaperPort Anywhere API SDK. Nuance PaperPort Anywhere, powered by OfficeDrop, is the first cloud service to focus on enabling sharing of both paper and digital files across multiple platforms.
According to Chris Strammiello, General Manager for Desktop, Cloud and Mobile Solutions, Nuance Document Imaging Division:
“PaperPort Anywhere makes it easy to organize, access and share documents from any PC or mobile device, including the over 5 million seats of PaperPort for Windows deployed each year. The new SDK provides a fast and easy way for hardware, software and our enterprise customers to add scan-to-cloud and document sharing to their applications.”
The new API provides developers and hardware vendors a free and open way to connect their software and hardware products to cloud-based file storage and sharing.
For example, an MFP vendor can now implement scan-to-cloud capabilities, leveraging the document storage and sharing capabilities of PaperPort Anywhere. Or, a developer of human resources applications can use the PaperPort Anywhere API to add scan-to-cloud capabilities to their solution, taking advantage of PaperPort Anywhere’s OCR and search indexing to make it possible for users to search and find scanned paper documents in the cloud.
OfficeDrop CEO Prasad Thammineni states:
“Our partnership with Nuance proved our ability to build and scale our technology to meet the demands of millions of new and existing users each year. PaperPort Anywhere is compatible with the OfficeDrop API, making it seamless for developers to support both cloud platforms. The combination of OfficeDrop and Nuance provides developers with a rich environment to differentiate and add value to their solutions.”
For iDevice owners, this has the potential of being very big news. Developers will be able to integrate the API into new or existing iPhone/iPod touch or iPad apps, offering users a new way of accessing important files from the cloud. Plus, it gives businesses another reason to utilize iDevices in the work place.
We’ll keep you updated on this development. In the meantime, we suggest trying out the PaperPort Anywhere app, free right now in the App Store.