Western Digital

Device Companion App

A device companion app that provides access to storage devices and makes personal media consumption delightful.

The Setup

Western Digital is a market leader in the external hard drive and network attached storage industry. WD was looking for a way to change how customers interacted with the content they had on their storage devices.

The Video Player

The Solution

Attack Pattern developed a device companion app for WD’s My Passport portable hard drives and My Book Live NAS (Networked Attached Storage) devices for Windows 8 giving customers a convenient, easy way to listen to music, watch videos, view photos and explore content across their devices.

Music player
Home screen for videos


Western Digital was thrilled with the app. Major partners like Best Buy were also thrilled. Over 500,000 downloads occurred within 3 months of launch. The app provided a way to significantly differentiate WD from it’s competitors and customers really like the ability to browse and consume content in a “non-file way.”

Home page
Photo albums


  • WD had a very tight deadline and v1 was delivered in 6 weeks
  • Single unified view of music, photos and videos across devices
  • Music playback integrated with Windows 8 system and background player
  • Photo slideshow and video playback within the app
  • Dynamic live tiles, search and share charm support
  • Indexes content on a variety of WD USB and network-attached devices

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