Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.
Cloud storage service Dropbox has given its iPad and iPhone apps an iOS 7-inspired design refresh, hinting that there are more features and changes coming soon.
The iOS app — which sports a redesigned icon — now supports Apple’s AirDrop feature, allowing links and files to be shared over the air with nearby devices, while the user interface includes iOS 7-style icons, menus and use of white space and colors.
The Dropbox iPad app lets users toggle between fullscreen and a split screen setup but what’s more interesting is Dropbox’s comment that the app update — which it describes as being “a bit like a new beginning for Dropbox on iOS” — “sets the stage for some exciting things to come.”
We’re likely to find out exactly what that means soon — we presume the company isn’t simply referring to a rumored new funding round that values it at $8 billion.
➤ A fresh Dropbox for iPhone & iPad [Dropbox blog]
Earlier this week: Supercomputing startup PiCloud joins Dropbox, but its service will live on as an open source project
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