Ink releases a mobile framework to help iOS apps pass photos and documents between each other

Ink releases a mobile framework to help iOS apps pass photos and documents between each other

Ink, the newly-rebranded creator of file uploading service, has announced its Ink Mobile framework for enabling apps to create workflows for sharing photos and documents.

In order to demonstrate the technology, Ink has created sample apps (ThatInbox, ThatPhoto and ThatPDF) that work together to pass files between each other. One scenario is receiving a photo as an email attachment in ThatInbox sharing it to ThatPhoto to edit and then using Ink to pass it back to ThatInbox so you can re-attach it in a reply email.

The whole process may sound convoluted, but the truth is that Ink is offering an easier solution than current options, which would normally drop a separate edited file into the camera roll.

Ink founder Brett van Zuiden asserts that the company is “reinventing the mobile experience” by making mobile content available “whenever and wherever they need it.” That’s quite the claim, and it’s won’t be truly put to the test until a good amount of developers have incorporated Ink into their apps. The first batch of partners includes Evernote, Citrix Podio, egnyte, SignEasy, and doctape.

“The whole idea of Ink framework is how can we connect applications together to actually get work done,” van Zuiden said in an interview.

Ink, a Y Combinator alum, recently raised $1.8 million in seed funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz and Highland Capital Partners.

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