MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2015) - Frame, the cloud platform that lets you run any software in a browser, announced today that over 150 schools signed up for its Early Access Program program (EAP) for education in the first 60 days. In response to the success of the program, it has added support for Google Drive, the most requested feature.
Schools love their Chromebooks, which now account for more than one in four of all new devices in education. But many popular Windows applications cannot be installed on Chromebooks. Frame enables schools to run these applications from the cloud, and access them from a browser solving this key challenge for schools.
"We are going to 1:1 starting next year. Frame is a great way for us to offer applications for things like design and engineering to students with Chromebooks," said Mike Connors, Technology Director, Riverside Brookfield High School in Riverside, Illinois.
"Google Drive is by far the most popular cloud storage in education, used by 87% of schools in our EAP," said Alexandra Connell, Frame's Director of Business Development. "Today's addition of Google Drive, along with our existing Dropbox support, is a big step towards supporting the storage needs of the entire education market."
In addition to Google Drive, Frame introduced 16 new features in response to the feedback collected from schools. These include support for local printing, login with Google, advanced team administration, a relative mouse-mode for navigating 3D spaces, and automatic keyboard language detection.
Schools can start with Frame for free at fra.me/education.
Frame (previously Mainframe2) is an innovator in virtualized software delivery and the leader in bringing Windows applications into the cloud instantly. It combines the best of the cloud's flexibility with the power and reliability of Windows software, seamlessly connecting to existing cloud storage, like Google Drive or Dropbox.
Frame solves the problems of scalability, accessibility, administrative overhead and software versioning -- enabling students to learn anywhere, on any device -- all from a single, elegant web page. Frame is currently in public beta. To sign up, visit http://www.fra.me.
Frame is privately held and based in Menlo Park. Its investors include top Silicon Valley VCs, such as Columbus Nova Technology Partners and Bain Capital Ventures. The company was founded in 2012 by graphics industry veteran Dr. Nikola Bozinovic.