What is Storage SDK by Paragon Software?
Paragon Storage SDK helps the iOS and Android developers deliver the features that require access to the external Lightning & USB storage devices in no time.
The high-level APIs included in the SDKs ensures hassle-free implementation of file & folder management operations, including copy/move/delete with groups of selected items with zero-effort progress reporting including percentage completed, number of items processed and the amount of data transferred — all with a single API call.
The SDKs will expand Android app vendors’ user base by adding support for USB storage on devices that don’t include it ‘off-the shelf’.
The Paragon Software storage technology supports smooth playback of 4K*60FPS media from connected devices.
Enables media playback and high-level file operations – copy/move/ delete – out of the box.
The development kit adds support for all popular file systems to your app: FAT32, ExFAT, NTFS, HFS+, APFS.
Stable input/output operations, ensured data safety and high performance.
Reduced development costs, time-to-market, and support workload.
iOS or Android?
We have a solution for every use case related to external storage on mobile platforms. Choose your platform and product profile below to learn more.
Storage SDK for Android
|Who is it for?||Vendors of Android USB Storage, companion app developers||Android File Manager developers and vendors|
Quickly build a companion app for your storage device on Android platform with access to media anywhere and anytime. The SDK is fully integrated right into the companion app. No components branded by Paragon Software Group are installed on to end user devices.
Example: Seagate JoyDrive and its companion app.
Enhance your file manager app with read and write access to USB storage and increase your app’s user engagement. Your users will enjoy access to their USB storage right from the app. Integrate through the native Android SAF API or choose full integration with Paragon.IO API.
Example: X-plore File Manager, Total Commander.
How it works
SAF Integration with a file manager
Open Paragon Software powered document provider directly in your app or enable users to choose it from the list. This will allow to work with documents like in any other SAF Provider – Google Drive or in-built Android Downloads, Images, Videos.
Full Integration with a file manager
Embedded external USB storage support for a file manager. End users access and use files from USB flash drive directly on their Android devices.
Watch demo: Total commander integration
Try it yourself
Microsoft exFAT/NTFS for USB On-The-Go – a Paragon Software app built on the SDK.
Storage SDK for iOS
Who is it for?
OEM & ODMs of iOS Lightning-USB Flash Storage
Quickly build a companion app for iOS to let end users work with files and folders on your storage device. Swift API is available
Already have a companion app? Migrate to the Storage SDK to add support for modern file systems like ExFAT or APFS, and reduce the maintenance costs.
How it works
Full integration with a companion app for iOS
|Storage SDK for iOS||Storage SDK for Android|
|Platform||Platform iOS 7.0 and later (iPad 2 and later, iPhone 4 and later)||Android 3.0 and later (Android API level 13 and later, ARM, x86 / x64)|
Supported file systems
|Partitioning schema||Abstraction layer for MBR, GPT, and APM||Abstraction layer for MBR, GPT, and APM|
|Programming language||Swift / Objective C / C++||Java: Paragon.IO API or SAF API|
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