Box has announced in a blog post by VP of Engineering Sam Schillace that it has acquired an app called Folders, an iOS app developed in France by Martin Destagnol. Apparently it thought that his approach to front-ending the mobile experience of accessing files from Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive was better than its own, and voilá! The match is made.
Folders for iOS has been discontinued, but the work behind it will be finding its way into the the next generation of Box mobile solutions, and the company will continue acquisitions as a means of rapidly innovating but staying true to the company’s unofficial motto, “Enterprise software that doesn’t suck.”
Earlier this month, I reported on Box’s acquisition of Crocodoc, which is continuing on as a relatively stand-alone operation.