14Apr

Really Simple Photo Hosting with SimpleBucket.com

Simplebucket is a site taking a shot at the image hosting throne. After playing around with the system for a few minutes I can say that i honestly think is stands a very good chance of making some waves within the space.

Along with having all the generic features that we’ve come to expect from image hosts it has a few real “killer” features that are worth checking out. One of the main benefits with this service is the ability to “tag” your pictures facebook / flickr style. While this itself is nothing new, SimpleBucket allows you to embed this tagged picture in blogs and websites.

This will be an incredibility useful feature for any blogger who posts images on a regular basis. I exchanged a few emails with the Khang, the owner today and he told me that soon you will also be able to record voice clips and include them in your embedded image (using the snapvine API).

To date Khang has only spent $180 on this for the domain name and web hosting. However developing and designing the entire thing yourself can help you save a lot of startup capital. ;)

This is definitely one to keep an eye on.

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7 Responses to “Really Simple Photo Hosting with SimpleBucket.com”

  • David:
    April 14th, 2008
    9:50 pm

    Tagging + embedding is a brilliant combo. I’ll have to check it out!

  • Khang:
    April 14th, 2008
    11:58 pm

    Hi Jon

    Thanks for the great review. I just want to point out that our photo widget is just a prove of concept and so far I have been seeing good feedback.

    My next release will include more integrated features into the embedded photos. Things ratings/stats/etc. The point is to make photos/images that are embedded on blogs to be more interactive.

    Khang
    Founder, Simplebucket.com

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  • Simon Koldyk:
    April 15th, 2008
    6:39 pm

    This part of their TOS scares me a little “You grant us an irrevocable right to use and/or republish whatever you upload for any purpose we see fit.”

    Although it looks interesting, wondering since they’ve only put in $180 so far if a large site used it, would it just explode?

  • Khang Toh:
    April 15th, 2008
    10:30 pm

    Hi Simon

    I understand your concern and in fact I’m in the process of putting out more detailed TOS.

    As for your concern with scalability, Simplebucket utilizes Amazon S3 and so all the photos hosted through Simplebucket is running off Amazon’s infrastructure.

    Khang
    Founder, Simplebucket.com

  • Simon Koldyk:
    April 15th, 2008
    11:44 pm

    Thanks for your response Khand, good to here about Amazon S3, I’ll try it out.

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    April 16th, 2008
    12:44 am

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