Paragon Software Group (www.paragon-software.com/) has released its UFSD software development kits for iOS and Android. They’re designed to make it easier to develop apps that take advantage of USB storage.
Available for iOS (iPhone 5 and later, iPad 2 and later) and Android (version 3.0 and later), they SDKs abstract and implement support for multiple partitioning schemes (MBR, GPT and APM) and file systems (NTFS, HFS+, FAT32, ExFAT and ExtFS). They’ll be of particular interest to storage vendors, as they can bundle Paragon’s UMS service and other Paragon FS drivers with portable USB storage products to ensure compatibility and interoperability with operating systems such as iOS, Android, Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows. Similarly, ISVs can use the SDKs to simplify the development of Android and iOS apps supporting multiple brands of mobile USB storage.
These new SDKs are based on Paragon Software’s cross-platform Universal File System Driver library, which is used around the world. The company also provides OEM [original equipment manufacturer] drivers to USB flash storage vendors. What’s more, Paragon Software’s product portfolio includes OEM file system drivers for OS X and Windows.