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 your Android device, on the Google Play store.
The app is very simple, giving an example of the user experience for your app. You can upload a new file, either from your device, or any of our integration partners. Read more »
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 Cloud Drive:
1. User Interface Improvements
We improved the way selecting multiple files in the UI. Now, it’s very easy for users to connect multiple files from all their connected services.
2. Add the Filepicker library With 1 Line Of Code
In an effort to make it super easy on developers, we’ve made our library compatible with Maven.
The benefits of using Maven are huge. Adding one line of code in the settings file will include the Filepicker library and all of it’s dependencies into the new app. This means much fewer errors, less to configure, and more time building features in your own app! Read more »
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 how you interact with Filepicker. It will only require developers to create their own Dropbox app, and enter them into the developer portal.
Files previously connected will continue to be authorized by the Filepicker shared API key, but all new files must be authenticated via each customers API key.
It is very simple, and some of our customers were doing it already – you can follow the step by step instructions below! Read more »
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.
Like Code Academy, Udacity
is an online school that teaches people how to code. There are certain advantages to using this website.
- Courses are created in conjunction with leaders in the tech industry.
- Udacity offers “nanodegrees” in various aspects of technology, making graduates more hireable.
- Some tech companies recruit interns using Udacity, allowing students to get their foot in the door of this competitive industry.
Read more »
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 Lisp, because Emacs is supposed to be the best Lisp-based language editor. Now, we find vi better, because it’s ubiquitous across all UNIX platforms. Emacs is now too of course, but vi was originally smaller, so it would load faster.
vi Shortcut Commands We Love
vi is an easy-to-use modal editor that allows users to type commands without removing their hands from the home row of a keyboard. Everything in vi has a mini language, and we like that a lot. The code editor has basic commands, and also allows you to jump around text very easily. vi also allows you to use numbers with certain commands, which means that you can run that command several times. For example: Read more »
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.
From the Filepicker family to yours, we wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s 7 games you can play with your whole family. Our favorite offline is Settlers, but Spaceteam is a blast!
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 in the users native language. We now support: Dutch, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, French, German, Spanish, Turkish, Chinese.
If you would like to help with translation into your native language, send us a note to firstname.lastname@example.org!
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 transmission via Short Message Service (SMS) with instructions as to where our launch into the Exosphere was going to be.
Once boarding the lift and arriving to the rooftop launch pad, cosmonauts were greeted by balloons, a DJ, plenty of sushi, a poker room, and drinks all around.
Thanks for helping us throw a great afterparty. Some notables from: Rackspace, StatusPage, Box, Carbonite, Docker, Amazon, New Relic, Adobe, HTC, Pivitol, Cloudability, Zynga, Ooyala and more!
Status reports show that the mission was a success, and all reported an enjoyable time. There must have been some turbulence though, as some were late to scheduled check-ins the following day.
The countdown has begun for next year’s ship. Be sure not to miss it!
Original Post from Copper.io
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 files and support millions of uploads and downloads. Read more »