Norton is all set to introduce a free app for iPad and iPhone. This would not be a security application protecting device from malicious attacks. Through the app users can access their data or store backups on the go.
Recently, Norton released their beta version for their Android platforms. With the app, users can share data directly through their device. The app would be a substitute to Apple’s MobileMe, Dropbox and SugarSync.
Norton’s entry to competitive landscape of application providers for iPad seems to be strategic move. As per some analysts, they want to test the newer waters by offering the app for free. May be if the market grows for Norton app they might introduce more similar apps and start charging the usage or licensing fee.
There are endless content sharing possibilities with Apple’s iPad. Users would find sharing of any document – business presentations and other key business docs relatively, simpler. They can store the document and work upon them while they are on the move or out of Internetwork coverage.
Such flexible applications would ensure more usability and acceptability of iPad. It can offer users a platform to work on even in case of network outage and while they are travelling. Let’s give heads up to Norton’s entry in the app market for iPad.