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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Filestack's image tagging

Add Automatic Tag Suggestions with Filestack’s Image TaggingRead More

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How Does Content Affect My Business?  Everyone seems suddenly hyper-aware of just how much content surrounds us, everywhere and all the time. Content drives the vast majority of our social lives, of our work lives, of our tangible and intangible possessions. As a business owner, entrepreneur, or developer, content likely makes up a large part […]

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Google Drive API Upload Example in Action

How to Upload with Google Drive APIRead More

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Google Drive is an extremely popular platform for creating, editing, and storing documents. Over 800 million users keep more than 2 trillion files on Google Drive. Whether your application uploads resumes, blog posts, slide shows, or other documents, you can benefit from integrating the Google Drive API to allow your users to upload directly from […]

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Make sure you know the difference between all of the machine learning services out there.

Signal to Noise: Understanding the State of Machine Learning ServicesRead More

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Getting past the buzzwords to the meat of what is on offer in the machine learning services landscape isn’t easy. It’s also sometimes difficult to separate tools from APIs, algorithms from services, the plausible from just plain speculative. That’s why we’ve put together a little guide to help you understand how you can start utilizing […]

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Improve OCR Results with FilestackRead More

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Machine learning services such as Microsoft Cognitive Services and Google Vision provide a wrapper over complex and resource-intensive algorithms, turning dense and arcane problems into simple REST requests. But these services, despite being state-of-the-art, cannot do all of the work for you (though some do more than others). And when it comes to optical character […]

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Self-Organizing Maps and their Benefit: Part OneRead More

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At Filestack, we are committed to helping you use, engage and analyze your data in intelligent ways through the best in machine learning. The algorithms that create self-organizing maps, optical character recognition (OCR), video and audio analysis, and so forth, are complex. Often, these algorithms become a major hardware and software investment to build out […]

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Upload from Google Photos API

Upload With The Google Photos APIRead More

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Google Photos has been in hyper growth mode since its transformation from Picasa, currently boosting more than 500 million monthly users. With sharing capabilities and added intelligence, Google Photos strives to make camera rolls obsolete.  As a developer building a file uploader, you can stay ahead of the curve by allowing your users to upload […]

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Boots on the Ground at Interdrone 2017: Why an Upload API matters to Drone Service ProvidersRead More

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Over the past couple of months, we have seen a steady increase in conversations with drone specific prospects at Filestack. Purely looking at demand signals, it made sense to come out to learn more about this booming industry at one of the top billed drone events in North America, Interdrone 2017. What would a file […]

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Filestack plays with FIRE to power Intelligent Content with new Image Recognition EngineRead More

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Our journey starts out quite differently than any one company that is trying to build the most modern image recognition service. For one, we are not only focused on training, creating models, and building data sets. To us, these are table stakes. We are interested in abstracting key data points out of data oceans and […]

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Add Uploading Functionality To Your WordPress Site with the Filestack WordPress Upload PluginRead More

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Do you need to add file upload functionality to your WordPress site but none of the available plugins are streamlined enough or powerful enough to your liking? The Filestack WordPress Upload plugin can help! The Filestack WordPress Upload plugin allows you or your users to upload images, documents, and videos directly from Facebook, Instagram, Google […]

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Filestack Intelligent Ingestion: The World’s Most Reliable File Uploading TechnologyRead More

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Filestack’s heritage is pinned deeply to being the world’s best file uploading service. Over the past 5+ years, we’ve had thousands of conversations with customers and prospects about the pains they encounter with file uploading. A common theme: mobile uploads have unique challenges. From maintaining state between cell towers, to ballooning file sizes, to little […]

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Web Pages Loading Slow? Optimize Images to Decrease Page Load TimeRead More

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Generally, if your site takes more than 2-3 seconds to load, the average internet user will abandon it in search of similar resources they’ll be able to access quicker. Unoptimized images are one of the most common culprits of slow site load speed. So, before you overload your website with a ton of larger-than-necessary image files, […]

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Recreate Silicon Valley’s Not Hotdog App with Filestack’s Tagging FeatureRead More

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Deep learning has gone from sci-fi concept to industry buzzword within only a matter of years. What started as proof-of-concepts and enhanced facial recognition software quickly ballooned into state-of-the-art image and speech recognition, video analysis, behavioral predictions and untold other successes, where the goal was specific enough and the dataset large enough to benefit from […]

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Filestack Tutorial For Beginners: Part 2 WatermarkRead More

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Welcome Back! Hello, and welcome back to the Filestack Tutorial For Beginners. If you have not seen the first half then check it out here. Otherwise, let’s keep making progress on our watermarking application. Perform a Transformation: Watermark Working with Uploaded Files: The Filestack Handle At this point you are probably wondering: “Okay, I understand […]

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Ansible: AcceleratedRead More

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So, you’ve been using Ansible, and have realized it can be really slow. You ask, why is Ansible slow? The answer is simple. Ansible uses ssh as a ‘transport layer’, which starts a new connection for every task in a playbook. This is not ideal, but luckily, we can change this behavior with a few simple steps. How […]

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Uploading Webcam Images with FilestackRead More

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I was recently looking into commonly asked questions about content uploading and found that there are presently 370 active questions on Stackoverflow about how to upload an image taken via webcam. This isn’t a surprising number when all of the aspects involved are considered. I understand these issues first hand because I personally spent weeks […]

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Filestack Surpasses 100,000 Applications! 🎉Read More

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Earlier this week, Filestack surpassed 100,000 applications! As we continue to develop our product and grow our community, we cannot thank YOU enough for fueling Filestack’s success. We are able to grow thanks to constant requests and genuine feedback. filepicker_production=> select count(*) from apps; count ——– 100001 (1 row) We’re Proud of Every Single App Filestack’s […]

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Filestack is Certified with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework for HR and Non-HR DataRead More

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On April 17, 2017, Filestack became compliant with the EU-US Privacy Shield framework. The EU-US Privacy Shield is a framework for transferring data between the United States and European Union that ensures the data falls within the EU privacy regulations. Privacy Shield replaces Safe Harbor to protect EU citizens’ data from US surveillance and address […]

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Improve Your Workflow with Cache and DebugRead More

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In my last few articles we discussed several features that make Filestack’s API such a big game changer in your development process. We compared Filestack pick function with a more traditional approach to handle files upload in the article “Comparing Node & JQuery File Upload vs Filestack” showing that it allows for fast development and no hassle when […]

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LinkedIn's New Photo Filters

LinkedIn Launches Photo Filters and Editing in their App… And You Can, Too.Read More

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On March 14, LinkedIn released Photo Filters and Editing for profile pictures, along with guidelines on how to get noticed with a “professional” photo (read more here). The fact is, profile pictures are important, and you don’t always need a professional headshot to look good. Often, a selfie with some nifty filters will do the […]

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Image collage

Create an Awesome Photo Collage with React and FilestackRead More

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A photo collage is a popular way of sharing amazing moments in our lives. From exotic vacations, to crazy parties, to romantic seaside weddings and more, collages capture many moments to create one multifaceted composite. As a printing application, the ability to upload pictures and create photo collages for your customers is an absolute must-have. The are a few open […]

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The Complete Image File Extension List for DevelopersRead More

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JPEGs. PDFs. SVGs. Even for the most savvy developers, keeping track of all available image file extensions isn’t easy. Using the wrong (or suboptimal) file format could result in: Low image/video/audio quality Unnecessarily large file sizes Slow delivery of large files Inaccessibility of data within the file Simply put, knowing and understanding the many types […]

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Comparing Node & JQuery File Upload vs FilestackRead More

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We often recommend using Filestack to upload files. But why is Filestack really better than building your own file uploader from scratch? Does Filestack actually save you time and provide more capabilities? First things first… What is Filestack? If you’re not familiar with Filestack, it is an end-to-end file upload and management solution. Through our JavaScript […]

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Take a Screenshot with Filestack and ReactRead More

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Taking screenshots is common for those of us who live on our phones and laptops. Sometimes we want to share glimpses of funny conversations with friends, other times, in the office for example, we take screenshots to quickly share unexpected results on our screens. Screenshots are so common that nowadays the majority of our devices offer a specific key […]

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