Xsync, a new mobile file sharing application and service, has introduced its new technology Optical Message Service, or OMS, for the Apple App Store. Now for the first time, mobile users with an Apple device can seamlessly send files stored on their phone or in their cloud to anybody nearby, regardless of the recipient’s smartphone type, and without the need for an email address, phone number, Bluetooth, or NFC.
“I’ve always felt that there was something missing from the mobile file sharing experience,” said Daniel Shimshoni, Xsync CEO and co-founder. “How can I easily pass content on my phone to another person right next to me? Bluetooth and other existing apps were unreliable and unpleasant to use, so we started Xsync to fix this problem, with interoperability and simplicity being at its core. Essentially, we set out to create the electronic equivalent of the handshake.”
“By using technology that already exists in all smartphones, Xsync just works without the need for a special chip or specific application. To receive files from Xsync users don’t even need Xsync installed on their phones,” noted Mr. Shimshoni.
Here’s how Xsync works:
Download and install Xsync on your Apple device. Open the app, and select the type of file or files you want to send. Xsync currently supports audio, photos, videos, contacts, calendar events, files, documents, and even money with PayPal. Xsync is also integrated with iCloud and Dropbox for sending content stored in the cloud.
Next, Xsync generates a unique tag on your phone. Now, anybody with any type of smartphone, using any QR reader on the market, can scan the tag on your phone and instantly receive your file or files. The only exception is when sending money, both sender and receiver must use Xsync, which is for security purposes.
With Xsync, each tag used to transfer content is used only once. Additionally, personal information such as email addresses or phone numbers are not exchanged in the transaction making Xsync an anonymous way to share files.
Users can also exchange files over a webcam using their mobile phones. Xsync’s tags can be scanned when displayed with a webcam, so whether users are across the globe or across the street, they can send and share files from anywhere.
Xsync can be downloaded for iPhone, iPod, and iPad from the iTunes App Store.
Currently, Xsync is only available for iOS devices, but an Android version will be released soon.
Xsync (xsync.org | xsyncapp.com) is the company behind Optical Message Service, or OMS technology. Similar to SMS and MMS, OMS is a way to send data from phone to phone or phone to system. Xsync brings cross-platform proximity based mobile file sharing to every smartphone on the planet. By utilizing existing technology, Xsync doesn’t require special hardware or specific applications to use. With interoperability and simplicity at its core, Xsync is an easy and reliable way to send files from phone to phone. Xsync is headquartered in Seattle, WA with offices in Rehovot, Israel.