Cloud storage and file management system developer Dropbox showed off its newest application, photo-sharing app Carousel, in a presentation and blog post Wednesday. The company says Carousel is part of a broad strategy to turn its utilitarian folders into a series of more specialized experiences -- a “home for life,” in company parlance. As Dropbox unveils more products in the coming months, is a music app in the offing?
The Carousel announcement comes sixteen months after Dropbox acquired Audiogalaxy, a company which most recently offered a personalized cloud-based music player. Audiogalaxy’s team had previously built a turn-of-the-millennium peer-to-peer service of the same name, as well as file-sharing app FolderShare, acquired by Microsoft in 2005. Dropbox hasn’t described its plans for Audiogalaxy’s team or technology yet.