App.net is a social network and a platform for applications – a network of independently developed apps – that members can choose between. Depending on your preferred method of connecting to App.net, there is an app for you. This series will showcase the variety of apps you can use.
Two weeks ago we announced the App.net File API which gives users a 10GB “bucket” to store files on ADN. It was an exciting announcement for us to make but, if you are not a developer, this announcement had little immediate impact on your App.net experience. As a user it was hard to “see” these files or manage them in any way.
While we did add an image uploader to Alpha to demonstrate use of the File API, like any API release, we look to the developer community to build this functionality into their apps.
Thanks to @ludolphus, you can now find ADN File Manager in the App.net Directory to help you manage and monitor your file storage. You can upload multiple files at once, delete files and view your available storage space / current usage. You can even hover over image files to see a thumbnail preview of the image.
This is the first file management application that we’ve seen but we expect to see other options and uses of our File API in the near future. We’ll keep you posted.