Insights and Automation: Using webhooks to run your businessRead More

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The grail for SaaS or other Internet companies is architecting a completely automated business that can practically run itself. To achieve this level of business autonomy you need a system that is as durable as it is scalable and provides accurate, real-time reporting to ensure everything is running smoothly. For many businesses, especially apps that […]

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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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A new Filepicker plugin….created by a Filepicker clientRead More

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Sometimes, if you are really lucky, your client can do something pretty magical with your own product that makes it even more awesome. Just like what happened to us recently. Didier Baquier – the creative Lead Full Stack Developer at OneUp.com – created that something special to solve his specific development requirement using the Filepicker […]

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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 team celebrates Tech in Motion milestoneRead More

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When there is cake promised, the Filepicker team will attend any networking meet-up. And so Jason Toy, our always-hungry CEO, was one of the first to descend upon the San-Francisco Tech in Motion event last night (May 14). The atmosphere at the meet-up was extra special as the group reached the epic 5,000 member milestone mark. Great work […]

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

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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Filepicker sponsors McHacks this weekendRead More

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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, […]

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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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Cityloque: The City Blogging Platform Built With FilepickerRead More

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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 […]

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Filepicker Helps WeMontage Convert Users To Paid CustomersRead More

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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 […]

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Filepicker upgraded to OpenTok 2.0Read More

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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 – […]

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Filepicker adds PDF to PNG conversionRead More

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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 […]

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Filepicker year in reviewRead More

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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 […]

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Codementor Provides Expert 1-to-1 Support With The Help Of FilepickerRead More

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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 […]

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Code learning resourcesRead More

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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 […]

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Our Fave Code Editor: viRead More

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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. […]

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