Want to Test Out jUploader, a Bulk Uploader for Zooomr?

jUploader Developer Steve CohenjUploader Developer Steve Cohen Hosted on Zooomr

Disclaimer: I am the Chief Evangelist for the photo sharing start up Zooomr.

Over the weekend Steve Cohen, the developer of jUploader posted on the fact that his software, jUploader, would in fact be the official bulk uploader for Zooomr. For those of you that haven’t tried out Steve’s jUploader for Flickr, you should. It’s got tons of innovative features and is the best bulk uploader out there today.

So Steve’s now developed a version of jUploader that supports both Flickr and Zooomr and we are looking for a few people to test the bulk uploader out and *most importantly* provide feedback directly to Steve on what is working or not working with the bulk uploader with Zooomr.

So here’s what Steve is doing. Steve is going to select five people who would like to test out jUploader’s bulk uploader for Zooomr. The catch is that he is looking for five people who will provide him with the highest quality feedback. If you think you would like to try out the bulk uploader and think that you can provide Steve quality feedback, then drop a comment on this blog post as to why you think you’d be a good bulk uploader tester. Steve will select five users based on these comments.

I’ve been testing the uploader myself and have to say that I’ve been very pleased with the results with Zooomr. Steve still has a few kinks to work out but the software does a great job at bulk uploading.

By the way, Steve’s software is open source and really is the result of a labor of love on his part and the desire to build a much better bulk uploader for both Flickr and Zooomr than what exists today.

If you want to check out the currently available and released jUploader for Flickr you should do this too. Flickr just posted a link to Steve’s uploader in their tools section over the weekend.

Congrats Steve and thanks for helping us by developing your bulk uploader for Zooomr as well.

Update: The initial testers have been selected and the beta for jUploader is closed at this point. Stay tuned for a public release in the near future.

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27 Comments

  1. Gareth Hall says:

    Steve, Tom,

    I would be really interested in testing the new version of Juploadr which supports Zooomr.

    I’m currently using a release of Juploadr that Kris re-compiled to add initial support for Zooomr.

    I’m about to upload all of my wedding photos to Zooomr and have around 500 to upload, so this would be a good opportunity to test bulk tagging and uploading.

    Let me know if you need to know anything else.

    http://www.zooomr.com/photos/gaz

    Gareth

  2. andyp says:

    I’m up for this. I’m a long-time user of jUploader with Flickr on both Windows and Linux (more recently, mostly Windows). I work for a software business and I’m pretty good at providing bug reports 😉

    I’ve only recently tried out Zooomr, but this should give me a reason to have another go at using it (especially now it is 2.0).

    See my blog for my past views on both Zooomr and jUploader – hope to be able to help you folks.

  3. Gareth Hall says:

    Forgot to include contact e-mail. gaz.hall@gmail.com

  4. Gary W. Thom says:

    Hey guys,

    I have both Flickr and Zooomr account and I’d like to start off the beta testing with pointing out a bug I just found.

    On a dual monitor system the About box is centerd on screen (i.e. 1/2 on each monitor) rather than centered above the main window.

    Gary

  5. Anonymous says:

    will this require java to be installed on my machine?

  6. Lon says:

    I posted this on the juploadr site, just noticed I was suppose to post it here.

    “I don’t have much QA experience, but i’m enough of a geek to give constructive feedback (i work at ibm if that carries any weight).

    and yes, I’ve used jUploadr for flickr, run windows, and am a zooomr user. Either way, I appreciate all you’re doing in developing this! “

  7. Vinny says:

    I’d be very interested. I’m in the process of moving off of flickr and onto Zooomr and the soonr I can do that the bettr. I have 276 pics to move and that would be a pretty fun test. I really like Zooomr thus far and want to help in any way I can to make it better.

    Vincent Ferrari
    first initial last name @insignificantthoughts.com

  8. scohen says:

    Yes, you will need to install Java.

    -Steve

  9. Rick says:

    Wahoo! I am in dire need of a bulk uploader. I wondered how Thomas got 1200+ pictures up on Zooomr. 1000’s of picture ready to blow up my Zooomr upload limit await the beta of jUploader! Happy to give you my feedback step by step. I will even document my frustration if it blows up. I’m a believer in convenience promotes use so choose me to help accomplish that!

    rickcummings (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. Lon says:

    forgot to include my email as well. lon247 [at] gmail [dot] com

  11. -Kenny G. says:

    I am very interested in testing the new jUploader 1.1.
    I check the jUploader site four times a day as well as the RSS feed for an update on it. I have been using Zooomr for quite a while now. I visit the site many times a day. I don’t remember that last day I was surfing on Zooomr.
    I have yet to upload that may pix because I’ve been patiently waiting on jUploader to upload in bulk. I am running a Mac.

  12. Marc Q says:

    I’ve been involved in the full SDLC. Mainly with VB.NET apps and ASP/VBScript websites. I am a Windows XP user.

    I have both a Pro account with both Zooomr and Flickr with over 3000 photos to upload.

    my e-mail is: marcquimby at gmail dot com

  13. andyp says:

    Yeesh, first commenter, forgot email. first part of my blog url domain + uk@gmail.com

  14. kioshi says:

    I really, really want to test out zooomr. My flickr is pro, I use it a lot, but I’d love a tool to use zooomr and maybe make the change.. Besides, I could be the first Brazilian tester 😉

    I only have not used zooomr so much because of their painful authentication process.

    My flickr page:

    http://flickr.com/photos/kioshi/

    E-mail: vogueboy at gmail dot com

  15. Paul Hoang says:

    Good afternoon Thomas. I would like to apply to test out version 1.1 of jUploader. I can refer to over 70% of the points that you would like to see in a tester. I do have a Zooomr pro account so this application will be extremely useful for me. I can/will type positive (and negative) feedback to you regarding your application.

    My email is paul0rz@gmail.com if you would like to contact me.

  16. I’d really be interested in trying out a bulk uploader. I just decided to duplicate all my stuff from flickr to zooomr, and I’m not enjoying uploading through the web page! I think I have a good 1000 pics to go, so either pick me (please!) or release it 😛

  17. I’d really be interested in trying out a bulk uploader. I just decided to duplicate all my stuff from flickr to zooomr, and I’m not enjoying uploading through the web page! I think I have a good 1000 pics to go, so either pick me (please!) or release it 😛

  18. Anonymous says:

    Do you guys have a tool section? Shouldn’t you?

    This is good news I was just think last night how much I HATE the zooomr upload process vs the applet I have being using for Gallery2 for forever. It’s just plain maddening to have to brows through pictures with the awful windows explorer as apposed to just dragging from a half way decent app like ACDsee pro.
    I would say getting this into production should be a top priority.

  19. Adora says:

    I’d love to help with this project. My test environments include linux, xp, and 2k. See my recent post on the flickr forums regarding my bug reporting ability (and why I’m so anxious to switch).

    http://www.flickr.com/forums/bugs/25449

    :: Adora
    :: adora [at] techslut [.] net

  20. Anonymous says:

    steve & thom,

    i’m definitely down to do this. i’ve used jUploadr a few times when i signed up for flickr awhile back, but have been using zooomr since earlier this year and have been waiting for an uploader for it.
    i have a strong background in application development in several oo programming and scripting languages (java, c++, c#, javascript, python, php) and am familiar with application updates through HTTP/HTTPS in java and python.
    I have done development over win2k/xp, linux (debian/ubuntu), and mac osX on ppc and soon to intel machines.
    if you need any further information, you can contact me @ dev..at..jadecell..dot..com (minus the ‘..’ of course)

    -z

  21. Anonymous says:

    I’m a linux user and created recently an account on Zooomr. I’m looking for an uploader for Zooomr and I would really like to test jUploader.
    My email is betsubetsu at free dot fr

    Regards,
    Betsubetsu

  22. Anonymous says:

    I’d by happy to try out 1.1, on Mac OS X and Linux. Right now I’m using Kris’s patched version of 1.0.

    eoban( at )bbridgetech( dot )com

  23. themak says:

    I’d really like to test JUPloader too, I have nearly a thousand photos to upload and would love to use the bulk uploader. I use OSX and my email address is alex @ (that website my name links to)

  24. Let’s get that tested and into production.

    Yea!

  25. Donncha says:

    That’s at the Ferry Building isn’t it? I was only there last weekend with Scott and Matt Mullenweg and the rest of the Automattic crowd!

  26. Anonymous says:

    I think Zooomr is dead. This blog post says jUploader is the offical bulk uploader, but I just downloaded it to try it and it doesn’t work. Then I started looking at the comments on th jUploader site, and evidently Zooomr broke it on their end, and still has not fixed it.

    I thought Zooomr might be a nice (free) alternative to Flickr, but I guess you get what you pay for.

    The reason I started looking for something other than Zooomrs built in flash based uploader in the first place is because it doesn’t even support resizing! I have to upload all my 6MB pictures as-is, which takes a long long time.