ClockworkMod's Koush releases new cloud app backup/sync service with Carbon

ClockworkMod's Koush releases new cloud app backup/sync service with Carbon
For those of you who have spent any time in the root community for Android, you'll know the name Koush. If you don't know, Koush is the creator of ClockwordMod, ROM Manager, as well as a couple of other pretty nice apps. Earlier today, Koush released a beta version of a new app called Carbon, which will allow users to backup and sync app data between devices through the cloud.

Right now, the app does require a rooted Android 4.0+ device, but the final version will not require root. Basically, Carbon will allow you to backup and restore apps to local storage, cloud storage (Google Drive or Dropbox), or between devices. What's even more impressive is that when syncing an app from another device, Carbon will pull the live data from that device so you know what apps are installed, and you get the most up-to-date versions. 

The beta that has been released will only work for one week before it will get shut down (and likely a new version will come out). Koush has considered the idea of open-sourcing the code for Carbon, but hasn't made a decision on that. If you want to see the app in action, there's a video in the original Google+ post, which we can't embed, because it comes up as private anywhere but that original post.

source: Koush



4. cmikeh2

Posts: 26; Member since: May 09, 2012

Not to nit-picky but Koush didn't found CyanogenMod but he is a member of the team. CyanogenMod was founded by Cyanogen (Steve Kondik). I think you may have gotten it mixed up with ClockworkMod which he did create.

7. mariosraptor

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Correct. Koush is a great dev but Kondik=Cyanogen. Koush own CWM

9. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

sorry about that, fixed it.

3. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

Does it work exactly like iCloud?

1. wendygarett unregistered

I don't understand the troll face on the articles...

2. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

That's actually the app icon. Not sure why Koush chose it, but I'm hoping it isn't the final logo.

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I don't know why but for some reasons it reminds me Apple logo.

6. wendygarett unregistered


8. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

It's definitely a play on the iCloud logo, which uses the same burst gradient effect. I still haven't figured out the name though. Maybe Koush had a bad experience with Carbonite?

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