Rackspace Android App Update

Filed in Product & Development by Mike Mayo | August 3, 2011 10:08 am

Today we’re happy to announce an exciting new update to the Rackspace Android app[1].  While myself and the mobile team have been fully dedicated to building the next big update to our iOS app[2], we have not neglected the Android app.  Adam Menz, a summer intern from the University of Texas, has stepped up to make the Android app better.

Here are some of the things Adam added to the app:

- UK Cloud Support!

- Custom API Endpoint Support for those running OpenStack[3] clouds
– Multiple Account Support
– Far more functionality for Cloud Servers[4]: rebuild servers, rename them, ping them, and manage their backup schedules

- Passcode Lock to protect your infrastructure from falling into the wrong hands

- Detailed Error Handling: if you get an error from the API, you can see exactly what happened with an equivalent curl command to reproduce it in a shell
– Links to contact Rackspace Fanatical Support via phone or Twitter[5]
– Last but not least, he completed the Cloud Files[6] support that was in development.  You can now view and create containers and files.

Adam has done a wonderful job and we can’t thank him enough.  I personally hope that as soon as he graduates he decides to become a Racker to help make an already great company even better.

Great job Adam!

To get the app, go to the Android Market[7] and search for Rackspace.

Endnotes:
  1. Rackspace Android app: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.rackspace.cloud.android&feature=search_result
  2. iOS app: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/mobile/
  3. OpenStack: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/openstack/
  4. Cloud Servers: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/cloud_hosting_products/servers/
  5. Twitter: http://twitter.com/rackspace
  6. Cloud Files: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/cloud_hosting_products/files/
  7. go to the Android Market: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.rackspace.cloud.android&feature=search_result

Source URL: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/rackspace-android-app-update/