Canonical beta testing Ubuntu One
Ubuntu One has entered beta-testing. The new service from Canonical, sponsors of Ubuntu, is a managed file storage and synchronisation service, apparently for Ubuntu users only. The service will allow users to synchronise files between systems, with 2GB of storage being offered for free and 10GB available for $10 a month. The service is currently invitation only, with the web site accepting requests, and the client software requires Ubuntu 9.04.
Ubuntu One is being beta tested, and will probably be launched as a file synchronisation solution, but the schedule for July's OSCON 2009 includes a talk from Stuart Landridge entitled Building Applications Using Ubuntu One. The abstract of the talk points to services for application developers provided by Ubuntu One, which could allow for contact synchronisation and information sharing with other users.