Motorola has announced that they will be shutting down ZumoDrive, effective June 1, 2012. We're not too surprised here, as when Motorola bought out Zecter (ZumoDrive's parent company) they weren't shy about wanting the tech to integrate the streaming abilities with their own software. They've accomplished this, and also invite everyone (well, everyone with a Motorola phone or tablet) to move on over to MotoCast.
You'll want to be sure to get all your data out of ZumoDrive before June 1, and they are making it fairly easy with the "ZumoDrive downloader tool", which you can run and suck everything out of the cloud and onto your computer hard drive. Data not downloaded by June 1 will be "securely erased" and gone forever, so this is something you'll want to take care of.
If you are a ZumoDrive user, and have a Motorola device, you'll probably be best served jumping into MotoCast. For those who aren't using Motorola hardware, this may be a great opportunity to see what Google Drive is all about. See the official announcement after the break.
Motorola is excited to announce that we’ll be moving over to MotoCast to continue delivering innovative, cost effective solutions for accessing, sharing, and consuming your digital content. MotoCast provide seamless, instant access to all your computer's content from your smartphone, tablet or even another computer safely and securely. Stream your own music, videos, photos and files without the burden and cost of uploading to a public cloud. For more information or to download the free MotoCast application please visit http://www.mymotocast.com.
As part of this transition to MotoCast, Motorola will be shutting down ZumoDrive. After June 1, 2012, ZumoDrive users will no longer be able to use the service. Any content remaining in your ZumoDrive account beyond June 1, 2012 will be securely deleted along with all account records.
If you want to retrieve your data stored on ZumoDrive, we strongly recommend you take action as soon as possible to download it. We have made it easy for you. All you have to do is:
Get the ZumoDrive downloader tool from here:
Windows downloader: https://d1tsx1og7dz7v4.
Mac downloader: https://d1tsx1og7dz7v4.
Log in with your ZumoDrive account within the ZumoDrive downloader
Choose a location on your hard drive to save all of your ZumoDrive files
Make sure that you have enough space on your hard drive for everything in your ZumoDrive account.
For more information, see our support article at http://support.zumodrive.com/
Note: Users of HP Cloud Drive, HP Web Service Store Bundle Customers, Cruz Sync and Toshiba App Place Bundle subscribers are unaffected by this shutdown and can continue to use their ZumoDrive powered service. ZumoCast service is also unaffected by this shutdown.
We thank you for your support and use of ZumoDrive. We look forward to sharing the new MotoCast experience with you!
The ZumoDrive Team