Increase Signups by more than 30% with Slack OAuth IntegrationRead More

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Filepicker Upload File Dialog Preview

When we launched Filestack, our goal was to make the normally complicated process of managing end user content ridiculously easy. So we built a files API  for developers to help end users upload files from over 20+ cloud sources (think Facebook, Dropbox, Instagram–all the places where we actually store files these days). Devs can then apply hundreds […]

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Instagram API changes – Our problem not yoursRead More

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On June 1st, Instagram started to enforce new policies to their platform. Now, all applications that have not already gone through their recertification process are being moved to the developer’s sandbox and cut off from public availability. Fortunately, Filestack confirmed its place as an authorized application early enough that our platform will continue to function […]

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A Great API Usurped by a Mobile SDKRead More

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Last week Mapquest announced the release of their iOS and Android SDK, as well as the end of their Javascript Maps API, signalling their full commitment to the mobile application ecosystem. More and more users access the web via application. As a result, developers are relying on 3rd party SDKs to deliver core functionality to […]

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Login via Github, Google, or SlackRead More

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Screenshot of OAuth Login

Just a quick update that we have added OAuth integration to our Developer Portal. You are now able to register or login to manage your Filestack apps using your Github, Google, or Slack credentials. If you are already a Filestack user and would like to link one of these OAuth accounts, simply go to the Account Settings page by […]

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Building an ASCII Posters Store With Snipcart & FilestackRead More

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Charles Ouellet, the Co-Founder & Lead Engineer of SnipCart. Here he demonstrates how to easily create an online ASCII poster store using Filestack and Snipcart. When we launched Snipcart, our shopping cart platform, we decided to build something we, as developers, would love to use. Something that would make our […]

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Filestack Users are Not Susceptible To ImageMagick VulnerabilitiesRead More

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On May 3rd, 2016, security researcher Stewie with assistance from Nikolay Ermishkin disclosed a vulnerability in ImageMagick which could be used to allow remote execution of code. This vulnerability has left millions of websites vulnerable to hackers, as hackers can upload malicious files through any file uploader, and then execute commands to take over the system. For example, […]

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Introducing Filestack Pro with Advanced Features, High Customization and Premium SupportRead More

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Our goal is to ensure that our product is the perfect fit for all of our customers, from our entrepreneurs bootstrapping their startups, to our enterprise customers running websites and applications for millions of users. In addition to our traditional self service plans, Filestack is now introducing Filestack Pro, designed for the needs of high […]

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Image Transformations: One Image, Infinite PossibilitiesRead More

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We tend to use the line “one image, infinite possibilities” when talking about Filestack’s image transformations. Our on-the-fly transformation of delivered images allows customers to serve a single image in an almost infinite number of variations without ever changing the original file. To show how easy it is to use our powerful image transformations in your app, I took one picture and served it […]

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Google Announces: “Moving on from Picasa”Read More

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Google announced today that “after much thought and consideration” they are retiring Picasa to focus on building “amazing experiences and features” around their Google Photos services. Picasa users will continue to have access to their photos for the foreseeable future. Google will cease supporting Picasa’s desktop application on March 15, 2016. Other changes to Picasa […]

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The Right Widget For The Right WorkflowRead More

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Upload or Ingest Files Easily with Filestack

Filestack’s mission is to provide a powerful, easy to use, end-to-end file management solution for application developers. There’s little doubt that our platform makes it exceptionally easy to upload, store, transform and deliver your application’s images and other files. But to provide true ‘end to end’ simplicity means we also have to make it exceptionally easy […]

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An Introduction to FilestackRead More

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Like most SaaS businesses, describing what we do can be a challenge. In the past we’ve used a number of terms to describe what Filestack is (and isn’t) with varying degrees success and completeness. One of the key reasons we felt compelled to transition the company from Filepicker to Filestack was to expand the focus […]

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iOS Library v5.1.0 ReleasedRead More

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We’re happy to announce that the latest version of our iOS Library, 5.1.0, is now available from CocoaPods. The latest version removes iOS 9 deprecated codes and libraries. Among the iOS 9 code that was removed is the ALAssetsLibrary which provided access to photos and videos under control of the Photos application, but has been […]

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Future Proofing UPLOADS with FilestackRead More

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Uploading local files without Filestack is about to take three steps forward…and two steps backwards. In a continued effort to rid the Web of flash, Mozilla has been working with Microsoft on a proposal that would provide directory picking and directory drag-and-drop, which sounds like a good thing. However, due to the potential for performance […]

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Totally revamped Filepicker dialog!Read More

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We’re excited to announce a brand new version of our dialog! Dialog version 2 comes with many new features and lots of improvements. Working on the new version we focused on better user experience and speed. That’s why we have implemented client side image compression, background upload and a new responsive design.  All new dialog features are available with […]

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Google launches Nearline with Filestack as a launch partnerRead More

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This morning, Google Cloud Platform launched Nearline, a cold data storage offering. Filestack is proud to be a launch partner, with the likes of Actifio, Symantec, Iron Mountain, and more. What is Google Cloud Storage Nearline? Nearline is a cold storage offering that is highly available with affordable pricing. While typical cold storage only provides […]

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How Teachable is helping teachers make millionsRead More

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Teachable is a New York-based startup, founded by Ankur Nagpal and Conrad Wadowski The company was officially launched in February 2014. What they do: Described as the Shopify for the educational market, Teachable is an e-commerce platform that enables teachers to create their own online schools and sell the class content to students through their own personal website. […]

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Filestack adds Imgur to list of cloud sourcesRead More

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As Imgur continues to take over the image-sharing market, they have chosen Filestack to help them achieve ultimate success. Imgur – the “simple image sharer” – is now available on the ever-expanding Filestack File Uploads Dialog, enabling end-users to upload their files to any app that integrates with Filestack. Imgur has been enjoying rapid growth in recent months, and […]

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Filepicker Allows Wedgies To Upload Images From URLs For Social Media PollsRead More

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Upload Images to Wedgies Polls with Filestack

Company Wedgies Industry Polls, Social Media, Voting Use Case Is the dress white and gold, or blue and black? Why Filepicker Best documentation and API Highlights Filepicker’s documentation is clear and easy to follow URL option to upload images saves development time According to Wedgies, the Internet says the dress is white and gold About Wedgies […]

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Is CDN the answer to file overload?Read More

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The more images, the better. And have another million or so additional files that will create the best-looking, most interactive and profitable site ever. Just upload and let the cash roll in. It’s that easy. Or so believes the creative people in your business. They may know the trigger points – images, social profiles, downloadable […]

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Why you should be entering HackathonsRead More

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Photo Hack Day NYC Ad

Competition brings out the best in products and worst in men. Or so said David Sarnoff, the guy credited with developing the communications industry in the U.S. There are many on ChallengePost – the platform that powers online challenges and in-person hackathons – that may have a different view on Sarnoff’s statement. Including many of […]

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Filepicker at BoxDev 2015Read More

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Filepicker.io Stand with Demo

We had a great time sponsoring BoxDev 2015 yesterday at Fort Mason, San Francisco Yesterday! Highlights of the day were hearing Marc Benioff and Eric Schmidt speak with Aaron Levie. Box also announced  Developer Edition, a platform for developers to build applications. Filepicker’s booth was busy – and our feet definitely hurt at the end […]

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One Hour Translation Reduced Its File Upload Support Calls To Zero Thanks To FilepickerRead More

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One Hour Translation Home

Company One Hour Translation Industry Human translation Use Case No customer complaints about file uploads after integrating Filepicker Why Filepicker Allows for file uploads above 30 megabytes, one-stop upload shop Highlights Filepicker is the most documented upload service out there Sophisticated uploads to S3 buckets requires a real upload business Eliminates support calls, developer time […]

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OpenWater Uses Filepicker To Upload Hundreds Of Thousands Of VideosRead More

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OpenWater Awards Navigation

Company: OpenWater Industry: Awards, competitions, recognition programs Use Case: From 7% of customers having upload problems to virtually none. Why Filepicker: Filepicker saved OpenWater’s business Highlights Early adopter of Filepicker Option to upgrade and downgrade with seasonal usage Filepicker handles hundreds of thousands of video uploads for OpenWater during peak awards season About OpenWater Based in Washington, DC, OpenWater […]

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Filepicker at Box Dev 2015Read More

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Filepicker & Box

We are proud to announce that we are sponsoring Box Dev 2015 in San Francisco April 22nd! This year is looking exceptionally good, with Eric Schmidt, Marc Benioff and our very own Jason Toy as 3 of their 20 speakers. Come join us and over 1,500 developers for the second Box developer conference. We have 10 […]

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Class Dojo uses Filestack to eradicate obstacle of uploading and scaling imagesRead More

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Liam and Sam at ClassDojo

Company: ClassDojo Industry: Education Use Case: Thousands of image uploads Why Filestack? Saves on developer time and resources and enhances user experience Highlights Quick and easy implementation of Filestack tool and reduced developer time Ease of uploading files encourages users to sign-up to service Images are configured to ClassDojo’s guidelines while ensuring conformity across the […]

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Wishbone Crowdsources Scholarships For Low-Income High School Students With The Help Of FilepickerRead More

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Wishbone Homepage Fund Students

Mike Potter heard of Filepicker by word-of-mouth through one of his developer friends. He used Filepicker on other projects, so now it became his go-to utility for uploading, formatting, resizing and cropping images. Since Filepicker already built a back-end for image uploads, it was the obvious choice to use in different areas of the Wishbone site that required different sized avatars.

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CloudApp and FilepickerRead More

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Filepicker is proud to announce a new partner integration – CloudApp! Filepicker’s killer feature is enabling developers to allow file uploads from wherever users store their data. CloudApp is the definitive app for quickly and easily sharing files and screenshots. This makes the integration such a powerful one. Now that CloudApp is a source, any […]

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Filepicker in 1751 citiesRead More

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Recently we were digging through Intercom, and we stumbled upon this cool new page: a share map of all the users we have! It shows that we have customers in 1751 cities, in 122 countries. We’re really proud to work with our customers who have brought us on this journey. Cheers! From the Filepicker Team

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