|Sending and receiving large files will become much easier with a new release from French startup company Infinit.
TechCrunch reports that Infinit just released a mobile app for both iOS and Android systems. Previously exclusive to computers, Infinit will now allow users to send large files such as videos and photos without altering the content size right from their smartphones. The file-sharing service company uses peer-to-peer technology to enhance sharing features between two users. Unlike many other file-sharing services, Infinit has no file size restrictions.
Before the mobile app’s release, Infinit was popular with video game developers and media specialists in that it allowed them to send massive digital files sans compression or other alterations. Transferring is quick and easy, especially with other Infinit users. Among other advantages, Infinit permits users to leave their computer during an upload. If an upload is disrupted for any reason (for example, if the computer falls asleep or gets locked-out), it will simply pause and continue the upload when the computer is back up.
Infinit is fastest when two users are on the same local network, but it works just fine with a home peer-to-peer connection. If the recipient is not online, Infinit will store the content on its servers. In addition, the recipients do not need an Infinit account to access the files. They can download them through a link on Infinit’s servers.
The app comes at a time when smartphone use is rising at an astronomical rate. Experts estimate that global smartphone users are growing at an annual rate of 42%. Most smartphones have some kind of camera; several models have built-in HD cameras. Smartphone users with such cameras often have trouble sending videos and photos with large file-sizes to other users and even their own computers. Because these files are so large, they are often compressed or altered so that they can be shared either through file-sharing systems or email.
Infinit is similar to file-sharing apps such as AirDrop and Dropbox in that it can be used to share files between your personal devices, making it a popular choice with many smartphone users. The company plans on introducing a premium service soon.
File sharing isn’t the only hot feature for smartphone users. According to Financialpost.com, Twitter rolled out its Periscope app, which allows users to use their phones to live-stream videos and images of their everyday lives, last week. The app comes after existing live-streaming apps like Meerkat and Ustream.