I'd consider yours, but there's a couple big problems right now:
1) Doesn't support IE.
2) Doesn't work on mobile
FWIW, Chute (http://getchute.com) has a better implementation of this concept. That said, I still haven't seen enough of a value add here (with Filepicker or with Chute) to depend on yet another black box service that may shut down tomorrow.
Thanks for mentioning us. We definitely offer a very similar set of features with Slidechute.
I think the value add comes in many different ways, but we're just at the beginning of that process so it's not always all evident.
As for the black box, there's not a lot of Voodoo with us. Since launching we allow you to store media in your own S3 bucket and also to customize your app credentials so the authentication happens against your app.
Would love to know what features you thought would add the kind of value you need.
I'm certainly open to brain-picking, email me anytime (in my profile).
And yes, we are working on IE support.
I'd be curious to pick your brain about what you think would add that additional value.
1. I don't want things opening in a new window on my site
2. I don't want someone else's branded module opening on my site
3. This is designed using bootstrap
If you hired a real designer, made it a script that could open a modal on my site, and gave the option to pay some small fee to get rid of your branding and give it a few color theming options, I would be totally on board.
Would love to chat about what you'd use if for, if you have the time.
Stop. Hire a designer.
Also, including the Aviary viewer in the demo takes away from the product.
To the above response, if it was good enough I'd pay for custom branding for sure. Is the aviary module supposed to be part of the service? For me, that's not really a good addition. Perhaps as an option that can be enabled. If you could just give me a really nice looking modal that allowed a file upload through the ways you provided, hosted the files for me and gave me back a url, that would be enough to merit a small payment at least. I'd only include a very small branding badge at the bottom but have the option to remove that for an additional price.
The only additional places you're pulling from are dropbox and facebook. Do you have plans to pull from more locations?
Also, do you have plans to allow website owners to integrate this with their own site (much like Aviary allows you to integrate the editor you're using)?
And yeah, you can use it on your site right now. Grab a key and you're good to go
- get a picture from their phone. This seems really important and useful, but I'm not sure the best way to do this. Ideas:
1) let them email it from their phone to a special email address
2) give them a url that takes them to a site that opens up an "upload" dialog
Both of these my be accomplishable w/ a QR code
- let them paste in a URL of an image. I've used embed.ly for this. It will take all sort of urls: plain images (rare for non-technical users), Flickr URLs, etc
As a site owner, not having to write yet another bookmarklet would be great.
edit: Btw, if you're looking for IE support on the from-computer upload, look into using iframes for transport.
Is this considered okay again? Best Viewed in [Netscape 3.0] or [Internet Explorer]
I did something recently like this and ended up with an ugly "Select file" button when people are in IE.
I really hope IE are pulling their fingers out with IE10, it appears they are. We are getting a load of adverts in the UK now on Microsoft products, like Bing etc. It seems to me they are taking it seriously again.
I'm sure they will all support it soon enough and my days coding it will be worthwhile.
Looks like a great service. But where do images get uploaded to? I currently run a site called Desktop.ly where users can upload a picture of their desktop. When uploaded Imagemagick is used to convert the image into different versions using the Carrierwave gem (Desktop.ly is built using the brilliant Ruby on Rails!).
How does Filepicker.io work like this, where are images stores, can this be a custom Amazon S3 or Rackspace Cloud Files storage? Can images be resized? Does/will it work with RoR to offer a seamless integration?
Plus, what happens with downtime? Of course this will be a big thing with many web services.
Hope you're able to answer my questions. Also, check out Desktop.ly ;)
User file uploads currently get uploaded to S3 for a short amount of time until your application can retrieve it. We don't do any processing of the files.
We plan to release SDKs in the future for easy integration, including one for RoR. We also plan to have this up all the time since heroku is pretty reliable. For those rare cases when this fails, we could revert back to a normal file picker on your page.
Part of this is also an effort to spur the webintents forward :D
It's a post on G+ showing WebIntents & picking files via pick intent and cloudfilepicker.com (a Picasa image picker).
I guess I don't have much money to steal; I'll look into PayPal for those lucky ones who have assets to protect :D
Though if you do end up adding a paypal button try not to use the word "donate", paypal seems to have a problem with non-charities doing this.
Thanks for catching that typo. We were debating if just to write 'callback' or to have a simple function that calls alert. We ended up with neither :D Fixed.
This tool is supposed to make developers life easier when building a file upload tool? Getting it to work in IE is the most annoying part, but this plugin is not offering any help.
We just wanted to loop the community in early to help us build a product that you all want. Thanks for the feedback :D
This is great and I would pay to use it in a second if it could handle uploads on the iphone/ipad (something like http://www.aurigma.com/iphone/). I just signed up for the developer key. Will you be emailing that list with feature updates/news? Thanks
Re. email, we'll be trying to limit the number of emails we send out to the lowest possible, but if there's interest we can create a separate mailing list that's higher volume for feature announcements, etc. over the coming week.
What happens if your business disappears overnight? Do I have to completely re-implement uploading in my app?
Just to be clear, would you like that information at the dialog or would you like the app developer to be able to see it?
However, a small nitpick : When I click "Get a key" without entering any Email, I get an Internal Server Error at /thanks/. Probably you guys should handle edge cases?
Make sure you put the imports in too. Hope you like it, and let us know if you need a hand
I completely agree with your sentiment of asking for only what you need.
Any idea of integration with CMS ? (Wordpress, Drupal ?)