Microsoft released two new applications for the iPhone, with "Kinectimals" representing the first iOS game from the company and SkyDrive offering users the ability to access their cloud storage.
SkyDrive gives users access to Microsoft's free cloud storage service. With SkyDrive, users can upload 25 gigabytes worth of files, with a maximum individual file size of 100 megabytes.
Right now, SkyDrive for iOS doesn't support creating Word, PowerPoint or Excel documents although you can still view them. You can upload photos and videos from iOS devices and view or download them from PC or other devices. You can also create, delete and manage folders inside the app, and share the documents with other users via Hotmail.
The free iOS application is a 4.4 megabyte download compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It requires iOS 4.0 or later. Features of the software, according to Microsoft, are:
- Access all of your SkyDrive content including files shared with you
- View recently used documents
- Upload photos or videos from your phone
- Share a link to any file using email
- Create folders. Delete files or folders
Microsoft also released Kinectimals for iOS today as well. It is designed for both iPhone and iPad, and is available on the App Store for $2.99. The 178MB download is available in English, Japanese and Korean, and requires iOS 4.2 or later. Based on the game of the same name for their Kinect enabled Xbox 360 console, it lets players take their pets with them on the go, and offers a standalone experience for people who don't have the console version of the game. Console gamers will be able to unlock five new cubs in the full version of the game.