At the end of last month, we had a look at Fruux (under the tagline iCloud for Everyone) which is a great and easy way to keep your contacts and calendars in sync across all your devices no matter which platform you are running. fruux was awarded a very prestigious 9 out of 10 score here on Web.AppStorm and we loved its simplicity, range of features and its extremely low (i.e. free) price tag.
Today, we have an interview with Dominik Tobschall and Evert Pot, the cofounders of fruux, and their team. Keep reading to learn about the idea behind the product, how it was developed and what they have got in store for the future!
In today’s world of multiple devices and cloud computing, keeping all your gadgets in constant sync is just about the most important must. During the past couple of years, we have seen a whole range of services spring up to help you to keep your documents and contacts synced across all your devices. It started with Dropbox and other sync services, and now the larger technology companies such as Apple and Microsoft have caught onto the trend.
With platform developers making sync systems, your choice of sync service depends, naturally, on what devices you have. I am a Mac and iOS user, so I naturally use iCloud, as it integrates with iOS so well and works fairly effortlessly (most of the time, anyway). However, there aren’t many cloud services that have addressed the problem of multiple devices. iCloud will only work on iOS devices (you can run some aspects of iCloud off other devices, however the experience will be severly diminished), and even Google’s web services work best on Android devices (just check Android’s Gmail integration).
This was the idea behind Fruux which we’re going to take a look at now in this review. Think of it as Dropbox for your contacts, calendars and tasks, but one that works on a much wider range of devices. Let’s take a look now.