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Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Uploading is frustrating. Here's a solution.

So you're back from holyday, and you took a lot of pictures and you want to put them online or print them. But you have 2 gigs of them. I've been through that experience, and really hate it: my DSL connection is hijacked by the upload, the upload could break and then you have to look at which pics where uploaded, and which weren't. In short, quite a pain.

And it's from that painful experience that I've had the idea to start a new service: UploadForMe.com. Send us your data on DVD, and we'll bring it online either on our servers from where it can be imported into other services, or we'll import it directly into online services with which we have collaboration agreements (we don't want to know your login information!)

There are also offerings targetted to professionals in the works.

It was floating in my head since some time now, and when I started to talk about the idea, I was surprised of the interest. It's so unsexy and un-web2.0....

But hey, there are anterior examples, notably Netflix who built an empire on a snail mail based business.

I'm really looking forward to developing this, and am eager to read your reactions and suggestions, even negative (and I'm sure there will be). If you want to be part of the test phase starting in september, just let me know.

1 comment:

Tom Klaasen said...

Sounds great, actually.

Reminds me of the famous quote 'Never underestimate the bandwidth of a stationwagon crammed with tapes'