Rethinking The Open Source Uploader

Rethinking The Open Source UploaderRead More

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Most developers stick with the default open source uploader in web forms. They believe trying a different third-party solution brings complications with little upside for them. This unwillingness to adapt and grow ends up causing issues due to the following circumstances: Increasing content consumption – The days of large corporations being the primary curators of content are long […]

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18 machine learning platforms for developers

18 Machine Learning Platforms For DevelopersRead More

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Machine learning platforms are not the wave of the future. It’s happening now. Developers need to know how and when to harness their power. Working within the ML landscape while using the right tools like Filestack can make it easier for developers to create a productive algorithm that taps into its power. The following machine […]

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TLS DeprecationRead More

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After GDPR in May, June brings another great change in how data is processed online. As you know, the PCI Security Standards Council mandate becomes effective as of the June 30th this year. Therefore, as part of our continued commitment to maintaining a secure platform, we will be deprecating TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 on all […]

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Should You Be Using OCR For Documents?Read More

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Every business is looking for a competitive edge, whether it be marketing, data collection to track sales, or fulfilling orders. All of this reliance on technology has brought about a need for machines that are smarter, more capable than ever, and this is where machine learning was born.  According to Wikipedia: “Machine learning is a subset […]

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Should you be using OCR for invoices?

Should You Be Using OCR For Invoices?Read More

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OCR for invoices becoming common practice seems inevitable, but the adoption is slow for OCR and machine learning in general. Fewer than 10 percent of all global invoices are electronic, despite efforts of companies and governments around the world to change the perception of e-invoices. Machine learning, specifically OCR, has made it easy and secure […]

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How You Can Solve Failed Mobile Uploads

How You Can Solve Failed Mobile UploadsRead More

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As the market for mobile uploads expands, so does the potential for failure and error. The Visual Networking Index from Cisco estimates that current mobile data traffic has increased to 18 times its 2011 rate. These growth rates are still accelerating. There is still plenty of room for the market to grow — 33 percent of the half a billion […]

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Is ImageMagick Holding Your Application Back?

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ImageMagick is a popular tool for transforming images, but it’s not your only option. When, in 2016, news broke of glaring vulnerabilities within ImageMagick, many developers escalated their search for an alternative to the imaging tool. We may be biased, but let us tell you why you should quit using ImageMagick in favor of Filestack. Opportunity […]

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Filestack & GDPR

Adapting to GDPRRead More

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GDPR became effective last month, causing changes to businesses worldwide while making it one of the most critical events of 2018. At its core, GDPR enforces strict guidelines covering how companies process data while making users more knowledgeable of their privacy rights. In the previous blog post we explained what steps we have taken to […]

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Filestack Update: Use filestack-js in NodeRead More

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This update brings many exciting improvements, including a new module for Node runtimes and full TypeScript support. After several requests from customers, you can now use filestack-js in your browser and/or your Node apps. The bottom line benefit of using filestack-js in Node is a universal library that uses the same API, client and server […]

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Filestack Tutorials: Security

Filestack Tutorials: SecurityRead More

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In this edition of Filestack Tutorials, you will learn the basics of using Filestack’s security and policy. Topics include: Accessing and using the Filestack Security Builder in your developer portal Customizing your Call permissions Understanding your Base64 encoded Policy Setting your security policy expiration date How your security signature is generated and utilized The importance […]

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document conversions, solved

Microsoft Document Conversions, SolvedRead More

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Looking to convert a document? Try our document conversion tool  The Need for Reliable Document Conversions Digital assets serve as the face of your brand, whether it’s making a first impression on a new lead or instilling confidence in customers who have chosen to work with you. It should go without saying that looks matter […]

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failed uploads are hurting your business

Failed Uploads Are Hurting Your BusinessRead More

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Failed uploads negatively impact user experience more than you think, and it’s results like these that make us cringe: From Emule: 2,9940 failed uploads for one user (20.61% failure rate), 2,758 for another (47.14% failure rate) This review of Flickr’s upload experience comes from ThomasHawk.com:   Yikes. Clearly the business and customer are suffering from a […]

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Use a Photo Collage to Tell a StoryRead More

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When you’re trying to tell a story, sometimes a picture doesn’t say enough, and a video says too much. Somewhere in between, a photo collage allows you to convey a compelling story without jeopardizing viewer interest. In fact, photo collages are a great way to boost social engagement and interest in your business. One case […]

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Content Personalization for CTOS

5 Things CTOs Need to Know About Content PersonalizationRead More

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Content personalization relies on both a “push model,” where users submit their own content for consumption, and a “pull model,” where content is served to the user based on their preferences. But personalization doesn’t exist in a technological vacuum. Content must be reviewed for appropriateness, categorized, verified and distributed. That’s why CTOs should be prepared […]

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Filestack Tutorials: Image Transformations

Filestack Tutorials: Image TransformationsRead More

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In this video tutorial, you will learn the basics of using Filestack’s image transformations. Topics include: A summary of our image transformations How to use our image transformation tool Using the Polaroid transformation Customizing transformation parameters Understanding a transformation in the content of a Filestack URL Enjoy, and please leave your questions in the comment […]

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Filestack & GDPR

Filestack’s Commitment to GDPRRead More

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In April 2016, European Parliament and European Council adopted legislation known as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). It replaces European Privacy Directive 95/46/EC. GDPR is a new comprehensive law that strengthens the protection of “personal data” and the rights of the individual. It regulates the processing of personal data about subjects in the EU including […]

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Content Personalization

5 Reasons Content Personalization MattersRead More

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One would think that content personalization is table stakes in an era where E-commerce is rapidly replacing traditional retail channels. Why then, as one consumer study cites,  have “…only 22% said they’re satisfied with the level of personalization they receive?” This is surprising, given the degree to which companies rely on personalized shopping experiences. For example, one […]

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Filestack Tutorials: Setting Up The Picker

Filestack Tutorials: Setting Up The PickerRead More

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  In this video tutorial, you will learn the basics of setting up the Filestack Picker. Topics include: Navigating your Developer Portal Choosing allowed filetypes Specifying upload sources Understanding your file data Utilizing a Filestack URL Generating your Picker code Enjoy! Like this tutorial? Check out our next one on Image Transformations

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8 Steps to Generating Content Aware ImagesRead More

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There are many image resizing/cropping technologies available on the market, but almost none of them answer a simple question: how do I resize an image that preserves the relevant visual information without distorting the content? How do I make content aware images? Every front end developer or designer can relate to this situation: mocking up content […]

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The Top 5 Challenges Faced by EdTech CompaniesRead More

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Education Technology (EdTech) platforms are the foundation for educators and students to collaborate and foster learning. But if EdTech platforms take their eye off the ball from creating an engaging experience for both educators and students alike, they quickly alienate both groups. It disengages the audience. It hurts business. It fails to provide that great […]

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Bumble Bans Guns: Showcases Need for Content WorkflowRead More

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Bumble is a social network for discovering and fostering healthy relationships – be it personal or professional. With over 23 million subscribers to its platform, it certainly has the responsibility for ensuring that the content on their social networking application is appropriate for all. Recently, Bumble announced that it is going to ban all images […]

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How Math and Computational Geometry Influence Digital ArtRead More

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In this article we present a technique to triangulate source images, converting them to abstract, someway artistic images composed of tiles of triangles. This will be an attempt to explore the fields between computer technology and art. But first, what is triangulation?  Simply spoken a triangulation partitions a polygon into triangles which allows, for instance, […]

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Taking Advantage of Different Cloud Storage OptionsRead More

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Cloud computing has allowed business to completely revolutionize how they manage their computing and storage resources, changing how they handle their IT and infrastructure costs.   The big three vendors at this point for cloud storage are Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft with its Azure platform and of course Google with Google Cloud Services (GCS). Each […]

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Image optimization using machine learning

Image Optimization Using Machine LearningRead More

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The craze of deep learning has brought about many challenges to the information status quo. For some use-cases, its success makes sense and seems inevitable. For others, like image processing, its bid to outshine hardened algorithms in compression and optimization seemed harder to predict, begging the question of what feats of computer engineering are safe […]

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Using Sagemaker

Using Amazon Sagemaker for Scalable Machine Learning TrainingRead More

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Not long ago, Amazon unveiled Sagemaker, their machine learning training and deployment infrastructure. To understand why it might be useful, its worth considering the current difficulties of scaling out machine learning services to the cloud. The wild successes of deep learning have increased its demand and taught people to demand its accuracy, which is not easy […]

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A visual representation of how Detectron works

Evaluating Detectron, Facebook’s Object Detection PlatformRead More

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A few weeks ago, Facebook open-sourced its platform for object detection research, which they are calling Detectron. Object detection, wherein a machine learning algorithm detects the coordinates of objects in images, remains an ongoing challenge. To find algorithms that provide both sufficient speed and high accuracy is far from a solved problem. Detectron’s ostensible purpose […]

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Portfolium and Filestack: A Case StudyRead More

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Why Portfolium Matters Let’s be honest, filling a job opening sucks. On one hand you have the applicant, blindly distributing bullet points of accomplishments they poured their time and energy into while constantly refreshing their email for a response. On the other hand is the person doing the hiring, inundated by descriptions of grandiose accomplishments […]

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Filestack Artificial Intelligence Meetup

Join Filestack at the New San Antonio Artificial Intelligence MeetupRead More

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What: San Antonio Artificial Intelligence Meetup When: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 Where: Filestack, 122 Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205 Filestack is proud to host San Antonio’s new artificial intelligence meetup, a monthly event where local tech communities can gather to discuss, learn and present on various topics related to machine learning and artificial intelligence. […]

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Why Progressive Images MatterRead More

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Images are typically the most bandwidth demanding element of a page and their impact is most often mitigated by resizing them or reducing their quality.  Progressive images are another option in your toolbox to optimize your end user’s experience of a web site.  Progressive images allow you to provide a more compelling user experience as […]

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How Google’s AutoML Takes Machine Learning A Step FurtherRead More

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Last week Google announced an alpha launch of AutoML, a new machine learning platform that takes the space to the next level. In the product announcement, AutoML is described as a service that allows users to train machine learning models without requiring an in-depth knowledge and proficiency in machine learning. The potential of this platform is very appealing: […]

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The Hacker Zone at DeveloperWeek Austin 2017

Filestack is at DeveloperWeek Austin 2017!Read More

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Filestack is in town for DeveloperWeek Austin 2017! This is such an exciting opportunity for us. DeveloperWeek has a nice split on attendance between people who manage tech teams, and people who are actively developing and pushing code every day. There is also a pretty awesome hackathon happening alongside the “pro” tracks. One of the […]

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The Filestack for Confluence Plugin enhances team collaboration

Filestack for Confluence Plugin Enhances Team CollaborationRead More

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The Need for a Confluence Plugin Every startup has hit the point where they outgrew stickie notes as their primary communication and organization tool, and this demand naturally lead to a highly competitive project management market. Leading the way in this field sits Atlassian whose tremendous suite of products help companies manage projects and customers […]

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You have Drones. You have Data. You need Filestack.Read More

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Filestack was in attendance for our second drone show, Commercial UAV Expo, in as many months. Last month we attended Interdrone 2017, and much like that event, we found data problems loom large in the drone space. With higher efficiency batteries, rotor innovations, and lighter, more resilient bodies, drones are becoming more capable. Longer flight […]

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