Filesharing service Box has acquired the technology behind a French app called Folders, which is also centered on browsing and sharing files on the iPhone. Terms of the acquisition weren’t revealed, but Box said that Folders would be a big influence on the next few iterations of the filesharing software. The company also noted that its iPhone and iPad apps will be “cleaner, faster and more beautiful throughout 2013.”
Folders is still available as a 99-cent download right now, but presumably that app will be abandoned or replaced as Box integrates it into the main offering. Box boasts more than 15 million users at 150,000 businesses, and those numbers are growing all the time. If the folks at Box can find a way to team up with Staples and the Paper app, they could have a whole office!
Box acquires Folders, in what sounds like the least exciting acquisition deal ever originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 23 May 2013 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.