Apps we use to run our StartupRead More

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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 […]

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Filepicker at API WorldRead More

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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 […]

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Filepicker at API World in San FranciscoRead More

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Great news! FIlepicker is going to be in San Francisco for API World, the largest API conference and expo 100% focused on developers. We’ve been invited to talk on the Emergence of Storage API’s and File App Ecosystems panel. “Does the emergence of File Storage API’s and file app ecosystems mean that a company is […]

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How Caching Works in FilepickerRead More

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There are three steps of caching in Filepicker. The following are Filepicker’s internal cache layers, with the first layer being the browser: The first layer is the browser cache. Whenever Filepicker returns a file, whether it was converted or not, the file is loaded with a cache control response header telling the browser to cache […]

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thedatabank Integrates Filepicker Into CRMRead More

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Remote Storage and Cloud-Based Uploads A Perfect Fit Recently, thedatabank integrated Filepicker into their nonprofit CRM software. We spoke to Sue Ponsford, Director of Technical and Client Services and William Naylor, Data Migration Specialist at thedatabank to find out why they chose Filepicker. First, Here’s Some Background On The Data Bank Sue Ponsford Director of […]

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iOS Filepicker 3.0.3 UpdatesRead More

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Several updates were recently made to the iOS Filepicker library, so we thought we’d go over a few of the important changes we’ve made. 90% of these changes were based on issues reported by GitHub users. Thanks to everyone for your support and for helping us build a better Filepicker! Benefits Of Using Filepicker vs. […]

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Filepicker To Add Multi-Language SupportRead More

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Filepicker is used in many countries around the world, and we want to support our international users by enabling multi-language support. You will soon be able to integrate Filepicker in the native language of choice. We currently have support for Simplified Chinese and Polish. Spanish and Traditional Chinese are coming at the end of the […]

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Meet the New Filepicker TeamRead More

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Over the past 2 years Filepicker has matured from a dorm-room idea to help developers like us deal with the pain of uploads, to a YCombinator graduate and a thriving community of over 30,000 live Filepickers that have uploaded over 100 millions files! You’ve seen us build out our partner integrations and ecosystem—removing the technical […]

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Filepicker Comes To The Rescue For Disaster Relief: Brandfolder Co-Founder Chooses Filepicker for GovDev ChallengeRead More

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Filepicker recently interviewed Brandfolder Co-founder and Head of Product, Paul Arterburn, to discuss how he used Filepicker for GovDev Challenge hosted by Google. Why did you take part in GovDev Challenge? It was the first 24-hour GovDev Challenge put on by Google – who teamed up with the state of Colorado and Wyoming to come […]

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Exploring a New Filepicker Feature – MD5 metadata callRead More

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The increasing prevalence of mobile technology in today’s world is making life easier for some, while adding confusion to the lives of others. Tech savvy individuals understand many of the changes going on in mobile access, data sharing, and file transfers, but not everyone understands how things work. Filepicker’s new MD5 metadata call feature is […]

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The safest way to allow file uploads on your siteRead More

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Yesterday Detectify published a blog post explaining the pitfalls of allowing file uploads on your site. There are many kinds of attacks that a malicious user could target through your file upload system. In the particular attack, they show you how to use flash to upload a bogus file which can then execute arbitrary code using […]

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Filepicker JIRA Plug-In 1.1Read More

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After being awarded as “Best Plug-In of May” by Atlassian, we used this excitement to add a linking feature to the plugin. With Version 1.1, you can link files from any of the cloud sources which host files and stop worrying about keeping JIRA in sync. Check out the video here Check out the newest […]

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Ink – Work TogetherRead More

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Over the past year, we’ve gone from a single javascript widget to a full suite of products that help over 20,000 applications connect, process, and store over 400 million files each month. As the company and products continue to grow, we wanted a name that could grow with us, and so are announcing the new […]

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Filepicker Plug-In for JIRARead More

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Recently we released our Filepicker JIRA Plug-In to enable JIRA users to attach files, select profile photos, and export records using all Filepicker supported cloud sources. The way organizations are consuming software is radically changing. Consumerization of enterprise IT is emerging as the dominant model for software adoption. Atlassian’s products: JIRA and Confluence are leading […]

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Strong Opinions, Weakly HeldRead More

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Express your ideas with conviction, but be willing to drop them and adopt better ideas as they come along. The best leaders and organizations are those that are pragmatic. Here at Filestack, we say “Strong Opinions, Weakly Held” – a concise and effective way of encouraging active debate and the meritocracy of ideas. “Strong Opinions” […]

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Twilio is our doormanRead More

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We’ve been growing in headcount and we found ourselves with an odd problem: we didn’t have enough key fobs to the office. Filepicker.io moved into a nice work live space overlooking AT&T park last October and our landlord has been great; we just kept asking for more key fobs. However, here’s how we got Twilio […]

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Darko to pick files at Filepicker.ioRead More

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Hi all, Monday the 1st I joined Filepicker.io to work on User Acquisition and Product Management and I am pumped! Prior to this role, I worked as a Product Manager of Shopping and Merchandising at Nook (the e-reader owned by B&N) in Palo Alto, Product Manager of League of Legends Shop at Riot Games in […]

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User testing at startupsRead More

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First let’s set some boundary conditions for this post. It is meant for early stage tech startups with limited resources embarking on their first usability testing experiment. Yes, usability testing is important. But performing usability testing at an early stage startup is hard. Best practices from larger companies with dedicated product managers do not carry […]

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How are Your Servers Really Feeling (Really)?Read More

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 We deal with a lot of data at Filestack and are constantly looking at ways to improve our ability to manage the large volume of content flowing through our systems. Last week, we had a great opportunity to exchange notes with folks at the OPen Compute Summit. The Open Compute Summit featured a hackathon sponsored by the […]

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A Paradigm Shift in Cloud StorageRead More

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Very recently, without many people realizing it, there’s been a major shift in the way that software companies treat cloud storage services like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive etc. Online storage is starting to become a primary hard drive for users rather than a secondary. We’ve been seeing it in the rapid pace of our growth […]

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Do name-your-price models yield revenue?Read More

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Fresh from Thanksgiving and its associated warm fuzzies, I found myself wondering if the spirit of generosity and gratitude extend to business contexts. For example, how do people respond when they are presented a product or service without a corresponding price? I am specifically referring to situations where the seller invites the buyer to name […]

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The “Few Months In” CheckupRead More

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You started a company!? High five, good work. It’s now been a few months, you’ve had a lot of late nights with your cofounders, and it’s starting to look like you are making something people want. Here’s a heads up on some of the things you’ve probably ignored so far, but you should probably take […]

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Startup EventsRead More

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It has been said you should enter a business plan competition at most once. Steve Blank wouldn’t even go that far. Most startup events are similar, particularly around universities – going to more than one can be dangerous in that it creates a false sense of accomplishment. Don’t get me wrong, these events are fun, […]

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How to land a big fishRead More

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Startups often want to sign up well recognized brands as customers. It increases the credibility of their own brand and provides social proof to their smaller customers. However, the sales approach that worked for a smaller customer doesn’t always work for a larger one. This post details a situation where I failed to recognize the […]

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Designing Javascript APIsRead More

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We at Filepicker.io spend a lot of time thinking about APIs. With the release of our Version 1.0 javascript API, we thought about best practices for javascript API design, and wanted to share them so that when we use your API, it’ll be just as awesome as when you use ours. Rules of your Javascript […]

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Chrome extension-attach files from the cloud to Gmail using Filepicker.ioRead More

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In trying to help a friend get more storage space during the Dropbox Space Race, Alex Milouchev built something really cool: a Google Chrome extension for attaching your files anywhere on the web to Gmail. Using Filepicker.io, Alex’s Chrome extension (christened Cloudy) allows you to attach your files from Dropbox, Facebook, Flickr, Google Drive, etc. […]

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When you learn your customers aren’t just API callsRead More

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Filepicker.io helps mobile and web application developers directly integrate with the user’s files in multiple cloud storage platforms. We save developers time because they don’t have to write custom code for file upload and file management. tl;dr: When doing customer development it’s valuable to focus on the non-work related persona of the customer. Since we […]

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Coderbits (portfolio builder for developers) integrates Filepicker.ioRead More

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About Coderbits Coderbits is site that lets you share (and show off) what you know. By linking data from sites such as: Github, Codecademy, Dribbble, Coderwall, Forrst, you can have a complete and up-to-date profile of what you’re learning, what kind of time and energy you’re expending into your craft. Coderbits value proposition is extremely […]

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Hacking a File API onto IE8Read More

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With the release of our Javascript API, we’ve had a number of people ask how in the world we were able to make a cross-browser solution for reading, writing, and storing files in javascript, especially with IE8. It’s fun stuff, so I wanted to share with the community how we did it. Warning: what follows […]

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HTML5 apps: Silk, Audiograph, CircuitlabRead More

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Zuck may have given up on HTML5 but the rest of us including Filepicker.io haven’t. We are BIG believers in the future of HTML5; both for web and mobile apps. That is why we are ardent supporters of the HTML5 Developer Conference on October 15th and 16th in San Francisco. A week ago we announced […]

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VidCaster+Filepicker.io=upload video from cloud platforms & mobile devicesRead More

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What do Airbnb, Zendesk, & MIT Enterprise Forum have in common? They all leverage the power of the VidCaster platform to deploy and manage video sites. VidCaster helps marketing professionals, video professionals, and e-learning and training professionals take the pain out of creating, hosting and distributing video content. VidCaster+Filepicker.io integration Today, we joined forces with […]

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Keep your tools sharpRead More

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When you are part of a small team at a fast-growing company like Filepicker.io, there is a constant push to focus only on the immediate task at hand, to Get Things Done. This focus is incredibly important, and many fledgling companies fail because they try to do too many things before they’re ready. On a […]

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How to hire a sales person?Read More

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First, let’s set some boundary conditions. This post is targeted at tech startups that are looking for an execution focused, front-line sales person. Filepicker.io is a good example of this kind of a company. This post is not about bringing on a business co-founder or hiring your first senior business person. I have seen similarities […]

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