After more than a year of development and countless iterations, it’s finally here. This post marks the beginning of Jumpshare’s launch to the public. Many of you know me as as the founder of popular tech blog AddictiveTips, who left the editorial position in 2011. Some wondered why I chose to go into the file sharing space. It is a risky market, where one has to remain competitive and also pay huge hosting costs; think about huge operation costs; web servers, conversion servers, storage servers, bandwidth, and finally scaling it all. Out of all the promising ideas, I chose the riskiest one because I strongly believe that the services that exist today are not enough to truly make the pain of file sharing go away.
It’s 2012, and file sharing has not evolved past the point of having fancy UIs and an option to download the files. In the world where everything is about consumption, file sharing has lagged behind. With Jumpshare, we plan on changing that. To start with, we support viewing of more than 150 different file formats, with more being added weekly. You can suggest some here. For now, you can only view the files on your desktop but soon we will optimize them for mobile phones and tablets, so that you can access them anytime, anywhere, while on the go.
Jumpshare uses an internally developed engine to show you documents, presentations and spreadsheets. The engine, which we’ve spent considerable time developing, is in early beta, and we will continue to gradually improve it until the output gets nods of approval from our users.
At the moment, all files that you share will automatically expire after 2 weeks. Coming up next are user accounts, where you can store your files and not worry about their expiration.
Jumpshare today is only 1% of what I have envisioned it to be, and I plan to see it through till the end. Needless to say, none of this would have been possible without the dedication of the team. We have a lot of work ahead of us and we believe that with your feedback, we can make it better with every passing day.
Thank you, and I hope you enjoy using it as much as we do. Happy sharing!
We are making Jumpshare faster, responsive, and ironing out bugs as we find them. For feedback, questions, or reporting bugs, please visit our forum.