Archive for July, 2011

A big thanks to our 1 million users: have some storage on us!

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Fresh off the back of our super successful Android Files app launch, we now get to share even more exciting news. First of all, back in May we surpassed the 1 million global user mark! This is a significant milestone for us at Ubuntu One as it means that over a million people all over the world are enjoying Ubuntu One services to sync files, share and collaborate with family, friends, colleagues and stream music.

We’re passionate about building great Ubuntu One services and seeing how people love using them, so we’d like to say a big thank you to all our loyal users for supporting Ubuntu One. As such,  we have made some changes to our plans. From today, Ubuntu One Basic will become Ubuntu One Free and users will get 5GB of free storage when they set up an account. Current  users of Ubuntu One Basic will see their free storage allowance automatically increase from 2GB to 5GB. We are also changing our current Mobile plan to Music Streaming for Android and iPhone: this plan will now include 20GB of storage built in for the same great price of $3.99 per month – and remember, this service works anywhere in the world. Existing mobile plan subscribers will be instantly upgraded to the new Music Streaming plan and automatically get the 20GB of storage. You can still buy additional storage as you need it, in the same 20GB increments and at the same price of $2.99 per month. You’ll find all the information about new plans on our shiny new website which comes with improved navigation and help section.

But we’re not done with the good news! The Ubuntu One App Developer Program is now public. We’re firm believers that we don’t have to build everything ourselves and we know there’s a mass of great ideas and amazing developer talent out there: that’s why our App Developer Program is open to everybody, on any platform so we can’t wait to see you get involved!

If you have any more questions about any of these changes please visit our help section on the website or get in touch on Ubuntu Community Forums, Facebook or Twitter.

Phew! You’d think with all those changes the team would be able to kick back and relax, but  the hard work isn’t over –  we’re still pushing to get a major upgrade to the Ubuntu One Windows Beta out soon so keep your eye on the blog!

Meet the new kid on the block

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Hi there,

I just wanted to take the time to introduce everyone to the latest member of the Ubuntu One team, Duane Hinnen. We are really excited that Duane has officially joined the team as a Customer Support Specialist a role that Duane has been dedicating his spare time to for quite a while now, in fact many of you may already know Duane by his moniker duanedesign.

In his own word Duane says “I have been very passionate about the Ubuntu One project and the concept of personal cloud spaces for quite some time. I started getting interested in Ubuntu One in 2009 while I was developing an application called Stipple which used Ubuntu One. I get a real sense of satisfaction helping Ubuntu One users and it is a dream come true to have the opportunity to spend even more time ensuring Ubuntu One users have the best possible experience and to create a sense of personal, human to human connection.”

What this means is that Duane is here to listen to you answer any questions and help you resolve any problems you may have, he’ll be actively available to our users on the Ubuntu Community Forums, facebook and twitter so go say hi!