Four years, three versions and one interface later
published on March 8, 2011 by Markus.
The domain picload.org was registered on 2007-02-18 at 14.11 and 20 seconds. A small noname image host with ony 400 images should be moved and continued under the domain which just was registered. What began four years ago has developped to a project with 600GB traffic in course of time. And we’re really proud of it!
We still aren't at the top with 30 user registrations per month. But 776 user which have registered until now use picload.org in a very ambitious way. We can say that 109.73 images and 2,367,222.64 explicit image impressions come to every user at the moment. Fantastic job!
Of course, we started a small competition in time for birthday. Everyone has the opportunity to win a Canon Powershot SX130 IS until 2011-03-31. You only have to fill in the form or become a facebook fan to participate in the competition. The drawing will take place on 2011-04-01.
I'm glad to tell you that the interface which some user longed for occured in the final version. We set up a small website for all interested people here. Every user is able to activate his/her personal access to the interface under the menu item ‘edit interface’ in the user area. Then he/she can adapt the settings to his/her own needs. We prepared a PHP class for triggering the API at first. We will provide additional classes in the programming languages Ruby On Rails and Java the next weeks. Of course, we will look forward to the user’s help.
The connection with Twitter is still a long time coming. The reason is simple: Several functions which simplify the distribution of images came to our mind during the development. We are planning a recommendation per e-mail, ICQ and SMS next to a QR code. It was simple to develop the distribution of links per SMS and e-mail but it is way more difficult to create the connection with ICQ. We have to develop a complete ICQ client for it and we have to consider several important features so that ICQ.com doesn’t lock us as spam.
So, these are enough information now.
Good luck for the competition and much fun with experiencing the new interface wish
Tim and Markus