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How much you would pay for iSyndica replacement (multiupload of photos and vectors) on YOUR OWN SERVER

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Author Topic: iSyndica replacement on your own server  (Read 3692 times)

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« on: November 17, 2010, 14:35 »
I'm missing iSyndica, so I decided to create the replacement myself. This tool should be able to upload photos and vectors to any stock agency, which support FTP upload. This will be the main goal, you will not have sale statistics (only information about uploads). But there will be another enhancements - you will be able to upload also source images (.ai or raw) so it will work also as the backup.

I want to be independent on third party services, so this tool will be distributed as PHP scripts, which you can install on your own web server - All images and information will be on your website/server/domain. We can offer some support with the initial instalation.

I just wanted to ask you, if you would buy such tool and how much you would pay for it (again there will be only one payment, no monthly fees, no size limits...)

Thanks for your answers!

I will definitely build such tool, question is, if it will be only for me, or also for you :)

« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 14:43 »
This tool is definitely interesting. It's the way to go.
Only one payment, no monthly fees is ok.

But it must be simple to install, and you should possibly create a list of hosts on which it will certainly work - or help in evaluating hosts upon request.

« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2010, 15:00 »
This is what I have been doing for a while on my own machine using sitecopy. I am sending same set of images to multiple sites. I already paid for bandwidth so it is no problem to send something 10 times. If you want to make it like iSyndica, upload to a server and let it upload 10 times you will have to pay for a bandwidth anyway but 11 times (1 from your machine to server +  10 from server to sites).

« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 15:14 »
I think uploading once and then distributing from a remote server is the whole point of such a tool; otherwise a good ftp client is good enough

but once I tried with a very simple script such as  copy($source, 'ftp:// user:[email protected]/path/file');  on some free hosts and all I got is "URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration"

not sure if I did something wrong or if hosts are blocking such actions - quite logical since no one would want to give away bandwidth for free
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2010, 15:35 »
I toyed with this idea initially for (and was similar to how the picNiche Image Deck works), but after some trial scripts I figured it's not feasible due to the frequency of updates required... supporting all site configurations across various languages, and auto-updating all agency specifications whilst maintaining security requires some pretty serious infrastructure.
Hence my decision to build a centralised website to do it rather than a bunch of scripts putting extra requirement on the user's php and server knowledge.


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