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https://www.xtremeupload.ie/ (New File Sharing site! Please review)

  • 19-11-2017 1:46pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 44 sgealbhain


    Hey guys, I've setup a new site for transferring files: https://www.xtremeupload.ie/

    Been a while working on this and just loaded up first public release! Still many more features to add but would appreciate any constructive feedback or info bugs discovered.

    It works in a similar way to other sites that do the same thing but hopefully does it slightly cooler!

    If you like it, please spread the good word :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 44 sgealbhain


    So guys, just checking in to see if you have any opinions or suggestions?

    https://www.xtremeupload.ie/

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭ AlanG


    No Information about the company, its location or terms and conditions on the home page - would put me off straight away. Also not obvious how you register. UI needs a lot of work.


  • Registered Users Posts: 44 sgealbhain


    Thanks Alan, we currently do not have a registration option. What suggestions do you have on the UI? Appreciate the feedback!


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,411 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    Huge issue with no privacy policy or terms & conditions - no idea what you are doing with the data, so that’s a big no no.

    Mobile UI looks a bit dated and clunky.

    You mention this does some cooler things, but I see nothing different then your standard web file sharer?

    What’s the benefit of using this over the likes of WeTransfer?


  • Registered Users Posts: 44 sgealbhain


    Thanks Mr.S - All good points and privacy policy and T&Cs is something I am working on. It's pretty much still in beta and we dont yet have an iPhone app so tried to make the site work on mobile.

    What I was going for was quicker interaction with end user. Something simple and plain, like Google. But judging from the first couple of comments on the UI it seems we have a way to go!

    What suggestions would you make in terms of how the UI would better function?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,955 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly


    What is the point of the website? To upload an image or whatever just for you to email it someone - why wouldn't I just email it myself in the first place?


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,802 ✭✭✭✭ endacl


    Before I even look, what are you letting me do that I can't already do?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,935 ✭✭✭ TallGlass


    sgealbhain wrote: »
    Something simple and plain, like Google

    Humm, the homepage isn't simple. There is a lot going on visually.

    Remove this for starters '© 2017 - www.xtremeupload.ie - All rights reserved', add it in as a link to a page to your privacy policy or something.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,935 ✭✭✭ TallGlass


    endacl wrote: »
    Before I even look, what are you letting me do that I can't already do?

    Just to comment, this can be done already.

    However, I do think what the OP is zoning in on is local (provided the server is local) stress free drop hosting. Again been honest, if it's extremely simple it brings in copyright problems due to abuse.


  • Registered Users Posts: 44 sgealbhain


    Hey guys - The objective isn't to be original. The concept itself has been around for a long time! I do appreciate the feedback however :D

    To answer the question 'what do I get that I can't already get' - I guess you can do stuff with less clicks. The style of the site, privacy policy and T&C are under development but I've noticed with many other sites there's a process to follow before you can actually transfer the files.

    An analogy would be if Google asked you to choose between free search and 'sign up for a plan' when you go to their front page, before you could even search. I wanted to try get straight to the point.

    Someone made a point that the interface isn't simple and there's a lot going on visually. What would you do in this respect to simply things further?

    Thanks guys for all the great feedback :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,853 ✭✭✭ frozenfrozen


    We transfer

    Drop files

    To who

    From me

    Message optional

    Send


  • Registered Users Posts: 44 sgealbhain


    We transfer

    Drop files

    To who

    From me

    Message optional

    Send

    VW, Toyota, Peugeot, Skoda... There's a peice of pie for everyone :D

    Oh last but not least, I haven't seen any of these sites facilitate once off customers? They're all based on monthly subscription. We cater to people wanting to do large once off transfers but not have to subscribe.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,853 ✭✭✭ frozenfrozen


    Free wetransfer has a big limit


  • Registered Users Posts: 44 sgealbhain


    WeTransfer is 2GB. XtremeUpload 2.5GB Free.

    If you want to transfer anything over 2GB with WT, you have to sign up. If you want to send 40GB with us it's a once off payment. No subscription + no adverts :-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,623 ✭✭✭ GarIT


    Do you think it can make a profit? I’d imagine all that file hosting and bandwidth won’t come cheap


  • Registered Users Posts: 44 sgealbhain


    GarIT wrote: »
    Do you think it can make a profit? I’d imagine all that file hosting and bandwidth won’t come cheap

    Well, eventually I hope so Gary! :D

    It's gaining traction all the time but we still have a long way to go with trying to refine things. We'll keep plugging away at it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 44 sgealbhain


    fritzelly wrote: »
    What is the point of the website? To upload an image or whatever just for you to email it someone - why wouldn't I just email it myself in the first place?

    Ever emailed a 70GB file? :P


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,955 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly


    sgealbhain wrote: »
    Ever emailed a 70GB file? :P

    Actually...

    Does the site offer upload resume? If not what difference does the size matter, if dealing with large files like that then more than likely you have an ftp server for sharing


  • Registered Users Posts: 44 sgealbhain


    fritzelly wrote: »
    Actually...

    Does the site offer upload resume? If not what difference does the size matter, if dealing with large files like that then more than likely you have an ftp server for sharing

    Resuming uploads (chunked uploads) is something we are working on to account for breaks in internet connectivity.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,378 ✭✭✭✭ Trojan


    I'm not sure how to review this.

    I guess it depends on who the target audience is. If it's for the warez market, then branding is fine but there's no business model. If the intention is to get business users with a view to using for sharing files with customers, etc, then you need to completely overhaul the branding - it's too dark and warez style.

    Regardless of audience, there are a few things that can be improved in terms of design - the uploaded file sharing link could be more obvious, the To: and From: form design is a bit clunky.

    HTH.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 44 sgealbhain


    Trojan wrote: »
    I'm not sure how to review this.

    I guess it depends on who the target audience is. If it's for the warez market, then branding is fine but there's no business model. If the intention is to get business users with a view to using for sharing files with customers, etc, then you need to completely overhaul the branding - it's too dark and warez style.

    Regardless of audience, there are a few things that can be improved in terms of design - the uploaded file sharing link could be more obvious, the To: and From: form design is a bit clunky.

    HTH.

    Good points Trojan! I wasn't aiming at warez at all but agree it doesn't really appeal to business users which I will be reconsidering. We may not have to rebrand as you can call a business anything nowadays and sell services to businesses (example: GoDaddy...???) but I agree in its current incarnation it wouldn't really attract business users!


  • Registered Users Posts: 44 sgealbhain


    New UI in the works :)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 44 sgealbhain


    The new UI is now live! https://www.xtremeupload.ie/

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  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,411 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S


    UI looks much better then before.

    However, the site is incredibly slow to load on both desktop / mobile. Suggest you look at PageSpeed to see the issues.

    The input fields text doesn't render correctly in Safari - the email fields are cut off.

    About Us / Contact Us / Upgrade hrefs are blank.

    The biggest concern is still not knowing what happens with the data, if you're going to attract new users, this would be the most important thing to address imo.

    Personally I see nothing that makes it stand out as an alternative to WeTransfer or Dropbox, it's basically a lite version of WeTransfer with an added 500mb limit, which is fine, competition is always good - but I don't see how you're going to attract new users when the big players already offer a very solid service.


  • Registered Users Posts: 44 sgealbhain


    Good points Mr.S thanks! We've resolved a lot of those issued you mentioned. The reason it was taking ages to load was because we were using 4K backgrounds which have now been reduced.

    Still working on the privacy policy etc.. Basically the data is stored on a server in Ireland currently. After 7 days its deleted. If anyone uploads files and sends them to someone, anyone with the link can download them.

    There's a slice of pie for everyone, not just the big boys :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 44 sgealbhain


    Quick update guys, added a cool new % status on transferring files along with transfer speed :~)

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,759 ✭✭✭ Pelvis


    Still nothing on T&Cs, privacy policy/GDPR compliance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 44 sgealbhain


    All of that on the way Pelvic :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,727 ✭✭✭ dazftw


    Visually,
    1. I would remove the backgrounds from the nav buttons on the top right.
    2. Pin the copyright and social links to the bottom of the page and centre the upload section more.
    3. I feel moving the about section onto the main page would work better. Keep the landing portion full screen but when the user scrolls that's the first thing they see.
    4. In the about section, centre connect with us.

    Very minor things, otherwise I think it looks clean.

    Performance,

    All the audits, tests I ran didn't perform so great. I used testmysite.io google lighthouse and pagespeed insights.

    For a relatively small site (on the front end), there's no reason you shouldn't be nailing your performance scores.


    Once you add T&C's etc it will give you a bit more legitimacy.


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 10,452 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Axwell


    dazftw wrote: »

    Once you add T&C's etc it will give you a bit more legitimacy.

    They have been coming since February 2018..mentioned again August 2019. For a company handling peoples data to not take things such as GDPR, a privacy policy and terms and conditions seriously that's a big red flag.


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