Well, that was a long time in the making. I started this update almost right away after the last one and I had the core features (mostly) done within a week or so. Unfortunately, life got in the way at that point and I wasn’t able to work on CloudSend for a while. After a few weeks though, time opened up again and this is what came out!
This version of CloudSend is the biggest release since version 1 by far. It gets rid of the stark black screen and white checkmark that dominated the appearance of this app from day one. Now, instead of seeing a pointless screen when you open up the CloudSend app, you are presented with a list of your previously uploaded files. From here you are given the ability to immediately share them, no uploading required. This extends to sharing files with CloudSend from other apps; for example, if you share a photo from the gallery that you have already shared beforehand, CloudSend will ask you if you want to share the previously generated link or if you want to reupload it. This will be a huge time savor for resharing files. Additionally, the new CloudSend main screen gives you quick access to canceling and restarting currently uploading files. And for the future, this screen gives me an area to add more features, features such as the ability to delete uploaded files from your cloud storage account when you are done with them.
Besides this nice new “previously uploaded files” screen, the whole CloudSend tutorial has been revamped. It makes heavy use of Roboto font and takes a minimalistic approach to presenting information (though the content is still very verbose). Even if you are a CloudSend pro, take a look at the new tutorial; you probably won’t learn anything new, but it looks really good!
These two things weren”t all that was pretty-fied, the whole look and feel of CloudSend has been updated. All of CloudSend’s dialog boxes are now Holo themed and should look a lot nicer on your high-res devices.
The biggest change though is one that can’t be seen. I’ve (almost) completely rethought the uploading setup and handling. To you this means that uploads will start faster, cancel faster, restart faster and finish faster. Best of all though, it provides an easy to extend groundwork for adding additional cloud storage providers (there is a big one who’s name means 10^100 that I am feverishly working on).
- NEW UI for managing current and previous uploads
- Resend the links of already uploaded files, with no need to reupload them
- Gorgeous new Tutorial
- Holo themed EVERYTHING
- Better authentication handling