Filepicker Allows Wedgies To Upload Images From URLs For Social Media Polls

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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 For 2 years, Wedgies has … Read More

Is CDN the answer to file overload?

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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 files – to get users … Read More

Why you should be entering Hackathons

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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 our own clients that fight … Read More

Uploading files to Salesforce just got easier…at last

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Salesforce integration with third party providers. These are the words that its millions of users and developers have been waiting to hear for so long. And we finally heard those sweet words last year when the SaaS CRM player announced its integration with external file storage providers. And the good news just keeps coming. Filepicker now offers Salesforce integration in … Read More

Filepicker at BoxDev 2015

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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 of the day – but … Read More

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

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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 on uploads About One Hour … Read More

OpenWater Uses Filepicker To Upload Hundreds Of Thousands Of Videos

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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 was founded by Kunal Johar … Read More

Filepicker at Box Dev 2015

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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 discount codes to save you … Read More

Because A Picture Tells A Thousand Words

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Triptography is an app created for the 24-hour Photo Hack Day NYC. Team member and full-stack developer, Jacqueline Williams, had the idea of building an app for travel. The rest of the team, which includes full-stack developers Eric Kramer and Maria Schettino, thought that it was a great idea to build an app that allows users to plan their day … Read More

Class Dojo uses Filestack to eradicate obstacle of uploading and scaling images

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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 platform   About ClassDojo ClassDojo … Read More

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

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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.

Filepicker sponsors McHacks this weekend

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McHacks is a hackathon in Montreal, QC, Canada at the William-Shatner building at McGill University’s downtown campus. Everyone at the hackathon gets one month free of Filepicker! You should receive the promo code in your introductory package. The team that has the best implementation of Filepicker will win one year free of the Grow plan, a $1,000+ value! Follow all … Read More

CloudApp and Filepicker

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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 user of CloudApp can easily … Read More

YouTube, the best acquisition ever?

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No, I did not just say that. I did, however, hear it offhand somewhere and it stirred something in me. Or more so my thoughts on the ‘next big’ media transition that we find ourselves in the midst of. Don’t roll your eyes, just yet. Just think back to 2006. Crazy. Short-sighted. Stupid money. Everyone had an opinion when Google … Read More

14 books for developers that we love

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When does one decide to become a programmer? Some people may do it on the side just for fun, some people may decide to go to school for it, some people just use it as a solution to a certain problem. But for all programmers we find techniques and chunks of code that we find work well – that we … Read More

Filepicker in 1751 cities

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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

Image Compression with JPEGtran and OptiPNG

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I remember the first time I opened the new Photoshop 7.0 in the computer lab in high school. This is back when there was only one room in the school that had computers, and there was only one computer that had a Photoshop licence. I booked time on the machine, and cracked open some photos that I took, and wanted … Read More

N00b: My first time installing Filepicker

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The following is a walkthrough on installing Filepicker for the first time. Alright, so it’s been 8 months since I’ve been working for Filepicker as the marketing guy, and I haven’t installed Filepicker yet. I got an email from my boss looking for a demo of the product – as in how a developer would install and use it. Since … Read More

Cityloque: The City Blogging Platform Built With Filepicker

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Newly launched London-based Cityloque.com is looking sharp. Co-founded by CEO Anna Halsall, and CTO Ivan Brewis, they feel that the city blogging space isn’t well served—and that’s the space they’re going for. The duo designed a fantastic looking platform, for bloggers to share their city posts and the world to easily find them – all in one place. Cityloque’s founders believe … Read More

Filepicker Helps WeMontage Convert Users To Paid Customers

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WeMontage is the world’s only website that will let you take your pictures and images and turn them into a large collage printed on removable wallpaper. They use a high-tack removable adhesive that will adhere and re-adhere to both textured and non-textured surfaces without damaging walls. It won’t tear or stick to itself during installation, and looks and feels like a … Read More

Filepicker upgraded to OpenTok 2.0

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Here at Filepicker, we like to focus on what we do best, and find other providers to help us with areas that aren’t our #1 priority. This philosophy is core to Filepicker, as we want to power uploads. If you have an app that needs file uploads, we want to be there for you – and we want to be … Read More

Upload files to your WordPress site from Dropbox, Google Drive, and all your cloud storage services

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Nowadays, many people keep their files in the cloud. Not only for accessibility, but also for safety. For example, I have a Nexus 5, and when I take a picture, it will upload it to my Google account the next time I’m connected to wifi. Once it’s uploaded, I have access to it anywhere. Now with Filestack’s Filepicker plugin for … Read More

Filepicker releases combined iOS + Mac library

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We’ve recently made some more updates to our Filepicker app for OSX, and the biggest being integrating the iOS library with the OSX library. Because a lot of OSX apps have iOS apps as well, we wanted to make it as easy as possible to integrate Filepicker into both. With our new library, there’s no need to familiarize yourself with … Read More

Filepicker adds PDF to PNG conversion

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Last week we released a new type of conversion. You can now convert PDF’s that your users upload to PNG’s. It works just like any other image conversion. When you run the function, it will convert the first page of the PDF to a PNG. Example: https://www.filestack.com/api/file/3S6sYpypQ76We2aue67x/convert You can also specify which page of the PDF to convert by using … Read More

Filepicker year in review

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As we approach the end of the year, it’s important to look back and review everything you’ve done. When we look back and see all the improvements made to Filepicker it’s quite a long list! We made lots of customer and user facing improvements, but we have also made significant infrastructure improvements to keep up with the growth of the … Read More

Codementor Provides Expert 1-to-1 Support With The Help Of Filepicker

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Founded only a year ago by Weiting Liu, Codementor now has a team of half a dozen people. Codementor is a live 1-to-1 help marketplace that makes it easy for developers across all levels of expertise to connect with experts via screen-sharing, videos and chat. Industry Software Development, Expert Mentoring Location Mountain View, California Filepicker Use Case 1 hour integration … Read More

Our love for Android is just starting

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We are very excited to announce our first android app! Last week we announced a big update to our Android library which we had been working on for quite some time. We boasted that it is really easy to implement in your own Android App, and to prove it, we did just that. You can now go download Filepicker for … Read More

Android Featuring Amazon Cloud Drive Integration

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The library we’ve built is meant to help anyone building an Android app to allow uploads from many different cloud storage services simply by referencing our library into your project. You can find all the features of Filepicker’s newest release in Filepicker’s GitHub changelog. Below are some new features that we wanted to highlight for you, including integration with Amazon … Read More

Changes in User Uploads from Dropbox

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Filepicker has enabled millions of file uploads via Dropbox, from your users to your website or app. Previously, these files went through a shared Dropbox API key, but for enhanced security and comply with Dropbox’s new Terms of Service, we now require all developers to enter their own Dropbox credentials. This process will not impact your end user experience, or … Read More

Code learning resources

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In today’s technology-driven society, the ability to code is a high-value skill that opens up job opportunities and offers unique ways to make an impact on the world. If you’re interested in learning to code or helping your kids learn this vital skill, you may find the following resources helpful. Code Academy Code Academy is an online educational portal where … Read More

Our Fave Code Editor: vi

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From vi To Emacs, It’s All About Your Philosophy Based on our experience, we haven’t found a huge difference between Emacs and vi code editors. We’ve switched between Emacs and vi a few times, and find that vi is more in sync with our thinking style, because it’s easier and faster to get familiar with. We originally used Emacs for … Read More

Domino interviews Jason Toy, CEO of Filepicker

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This week the folks at Domino, an analytics company that helps accelerate the data lifecycle, interviewed our CEO, Jason Toy. Jason talks about his history as a programmer, data science, and magic wands. Read the full interview.  

Filepicker now available in Italian

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We’ve recently added yet another language to our list of supported languages. If you have users who have selected Italian as their primary language, they will see the Filepicker dialog in the correct language. We wanted to thank Brock from fotoretou.ch and Marie from pitchup.com for helping translate into Italian. This adds to the list of 12 languages that Filepicker is … Read More

Exosphere 2014 Mission Release

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Thanks to everyone who came out to Exosphere 2014! It was a great turnout, and good times were had by all. Participants who were in Las Vegas for AWS re:Invent were invited by Iron.io, Storm Ventures, Copper.io and Filepicker to attend the shuttle launch. On Wednesday, November 12th, at approximately 18:30 Pacific Standard Time (PST), all those invited received a … Read More

Filepicker acquires OneTimeBox

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Filepicker is excited to announce the acquisition of OneTimeBox. OneTimeBox allows people to quickly and easily share files without the hassle of making accounts and experiencing lengthy wait times. Its incredible simplicity and strong execution align well Filepicker’s vision. OneTimeBox was built by Oliver Song at HackMIT. Over the past year, it has steadily grown to move hundreds of terabytes of … Read More

IdeatEd integrates Filepicker to easily upload and modify images

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Recently, Filepicker graciously donated a free account to IdeatEd, a social impact project building & impact tracking platform for students. Using the Filepicker API allows our students to easily drag and drop their photos into projects, and to pull from photos uploaded to social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

7 Productivity Tips for Startups

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Need some inspiration? Here are 7 tips for staying productive while working for a startup: 1. Practice Zero Inbox Try to practice zero inbox. Even though emails may keep piling on, it’s not productive to keep them lingering around. Process emails as quickly as you can. Reply to the ones that need replies. Delegate the ones that need to be … Read More

Amazon Cloud Drive and Filepicker

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Customers have their files in many different places, but they are most valuable when they are accessible from no matter what device they are on. This is what makes cloud storage so powerful, and useful. The problem occurs when a user has a file hosted in the cloud, and they need to get it somewhere. Filepicker was built to solve … Read More

This Should Make You Happy: Filepicker Announces Webhooks Beta

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When we created Filepicker, we made it simpler for apps, services and devices to work together. Instead of implementing APIs from every possible cloud storage environment, the Filepicker API grabbed content updates from almost anywhere. Still, getting all of those user updates was resource-intensive. Because apps had to poll for changes, many companies had to set aside dedicated servers to … Read More

4 Netcasts For The Tech Commute

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For those of you who don’t work virtually, or from home, most of us have a commute. What better way to use that time than to keep your mind off work, but keep you inspired for the day? Listen to these four netcasts to stay informed, brainstorm ideas, and expand your horizons.

The fastest way to get Filepicker configured. Boom.

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Getting started in Filepicker is pretty easy, and with the launch of our new documentation, there’s lots of code examples to look at. But what if we could make it even easier? Yeah, we did that. Enter Quickstart. Quickstart is like a WYSIWYG. Fill out the form to get the Filepicker you’re looking for. Then on the right, you’ll have … Read More

Filepicker not susceptible to POODLE SSL 3.0 bug

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Filepicker is not susceptible to the SSL 3.0 bug known as POODLE. Here’s why: Earlier this week the Google Security Team published details of a vulnerability in a specific version of SSL 3.0 (RFC6101) which they have deemed obsolete and insecure. This bug can be exploited by a man in the middle attack, where an attacker can force a web … Read More

Apps we use to run our Startup

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We were inspired by the share as image blog that noted Filepicker as one of the apps they use to run their startup. So, just as they said, we aren’t getting anything for sharing. This is just what apps we love! Stripe If you’re running a SaaS, Stripe is pretty much a must have. It handles all our payments – … Read More

Announcing additional language support

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Further to our previous blog post, we have added more language support with help from our wonderful community! We now support the following languages: – Dutch – French – German – Norwegian – Polish – Russian – Spanish – Turkish

Uploads from camera roll broken in iOS 8

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Fix to be implemented in iOS 8.0.1 As some of you have already noticed, file uploads from the photo library in iOS 8 are broken. Unfortunately this is not something that Filepicker can fix or create a workaround for, as it is an issue that was created by Apple. This bug affects not only HTML forms but Javascript as well.

Filepicker at API World

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Last week was a busy one for Filepicker! We got the team together from Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Europe. DataWeek + API World 2014 Conference & Expo is San Francisco’s largest Data + API conference of 2014 – with 100+ talks and interact with 200+ new data & API technologies. If you had a chance to come out to … Read More