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Show HN: Flatfile – a drop-in CSV / XLS importer for web apps (flatfile.io)
54 points by dboskovic 15 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 11 comments



Hi HN! I'm one of the creators of Flatfile. At the core, it's a simple drop-in, browser-based component (React) that focuses on making the process of uploading CSV / XLS files into any web app nearly effortless. Has a column matching and error resolution experience, and a backend dashboard for supporting customers through import issues.

You can basically just drop this into your app, and with a little configuration get 100% valid and structured JSON data instead of messy, weirdly encoded, and difficult to parse CSV and XLS files.

This is my first time posting a Show HN - But don't go easy. I'd love to hear your thoughts / answer any questions! I wrote a blog post yesterday about my experience launching this as a side project the last couple years https://medium.com/flatfile-io/flatfile-io-the-new-standard-...

Also, there's a developer playground + some docs here: https://flatfile.io/developers


Next step, make it so that the data can be seen on the website with another widget. I work with some do it yourself web building tools and some of them do not support tabular data. This would fit perfectly if it let you show the data as well.

cool product.


Thanks! Yeah, we pitch and expect another system to catch. I would probably think of something like https://www.npmjs.com/package/tableify for converting the output into a table


Awesome product. I’ve had to implement one of these and it’s a real PITA to even do half as well. I’d love to see more drop in components for complex UI/UX problems along these lines.

Well done.


Thanks man, and I absolutely agree. Hopefully this can help serve as some inspiration for other things!


This is a great example of a successful landing page.

I like that there was no cliche "pricing" menu item, which is on every cookie cutter SAAS website and is kind of a turn off.

They instead go through the sales pitch, listing all the features and examples and have the pricing at the end, which I prefer.


What? There is a pricing link at the top. And why would you prefer to have information hidden from you until someone else chooses to show it to you? Maybe a product is prohibitively expensive? I personally like to be able to view the pricing before I bother going through the sales pitch.


It seems on mobile, there's no pricing menu item at the top.

I don't think they are trying to hide it, a landing page is basically a sales pitch. And I like to know the features and service I'm looking at before they ask for money from me.

Having the Pricing menu item at the top of a landing page that you have never seen, is like; "ignore the stuff below, just pay us!" which is a bit insulting to me.


Funny on my mobile phone I scanned for pricing and after not seeing it I bounced assuming it is either too new or not sustainable as a free product... I guess I should have kept scrolling...


Nice tool David! Your UI is great!


Thanks man! Lots of love went into it.




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