Uploading and sharing media files, freedom and flexibility!

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Question. Who spends their entire workday around their desktop or laptop? The chances of that happening are very slim. You are probably spending a lot of time on the road, in meetings or you are simply enjoying your time off.

Is your smartphone never more than an arm length away? That’s more likely. Reading email, sending a text and the opportunity to deal with what matters right there and then. In other words, you probably spend more time on your smartphone than on your laptop.

How many times does it occur that you get an urgent phone call, asking you to send certain files as soon as possible? Or maybe you suddenly realise that you were supposed to send someone certain files on your day off. The chances of those situations occurring are probably much bigger. But unfortunately, you only have your smartphone at hand. It will have to wait until you get to your computer, so you can upload and share your media files.  Smartphone to the rescue, right?

Smartphones are not that smart

Smartphones can do a lot these days. You have your entire company or department in the palm of your hand. The options are endless. Well, almost endless. Because despite today’s technology, smartphones are not suitable for uploading and sharing large mediafiles. Which can be a problem if you happen to be in one of the situations as mentioned before. But it can also be a nuisance if you simply want to have the freedom to upload and share your files at any moment and at any place you like.

MediaLab app

MediaLab understands that need for freedom and flexibility when it comes to uploading and sharing your files.  That’s why MediaLab is not only available as a desktop version, but also as an app that you can download on your smartphone. The app is free and is available for Android and iOs. Also, when you receive or share content via MediaLab, downloading is not required to check if it is what you’re looking for. Saves time, saves sending out numerous of emails with DEF1, DEFDEF01 or DEF.FINAL3.1 as a subject.

Save time and space, view your files without downloading

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As we all know technology is developing faster than we can imagine. Enabling us to work faster, more structured and safely. Working efficiently means saving time and with that saving money.  Simple as that. Files haring is one of those examples of technology that made our lives easier. However, many file transfer methods have limitations. Example? One of them is having to download your files first before you can view. Limitations like this will cost your company precious time and storage space. How exactly? Keep reading and see if you recognize some of the common problems. You probably will recognize them.

Preview your files in the cloud

When working with media files nowadays, the quality and the file sizes get better and better by the day. MediaLab lets you view these files without downloading, so you can save time and save storage space on your computer. So why is this such a good thing? When you operate in a business where you work with large media files, you want to be able to send and receive them as quickly and easy as possible.

The hassle of regular media transfer

But, reality is different. Does this situation sound familiar? You get a notification that someone has sent you a large amount of data. This can be via FTP, a free online file transfer tool or via a link from a file sharing tool. You want to take a quick look and decide if you need to use them right away or if it can wait until after your meeting. Or maybe you want to check if you received the right files in the first place. Because time is money, remember?

Unfortunately you have to download your files first, before you can have a proper look at them. In many cases you need to get an account to open the link. Or you need to install software before you can actually start downloading. Downloading takes time and it takes up storage space to save them. When you are finally done, you take a look and find out that you are still missing some files or that these aren’t the files that you were expecting. So now you have to delete those files again and inform the sender that they have to resend their files. Or al least, if you remember to delete them. Frustrating? Yes! If only you could have known that before downloading them all. Like by viewing them without downloading first for instance. Now wouldn’t that be great.

The solution

Maybe you never realized how much of a hassle receiving media files can be, until now. Thankfully, MediaLab provides you with a much easier solution. As mentioned, you can simply view your files without having to download them. Preview your media files in the cloud and go from there. Time saved, space saved, problem solved. Are you curious what MediaLab can do for your company? Take a peek at our solutions, you might find the answer to your business challenges.

Read more about our solutions

How to transfer large data files safe and easy?

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As we all know technology is developing faster than we can imagine. Enabling us to work faster, more structured and safely. Working efficiently means saving time and with that saving money.  Simple as that. Filesharing is one of those examples of technology that made our lives easier. However, there are limitations to many filetransfer methods. Example? One of them is having to download your files first before you can view, let alone use them. Limitations like this will cost your company precious time and storage space. How exactly? Keep reading and see if you recognize some of the common problems. You probably will.

Preview your files in the cloud

When working with mediafiles nowadays, the quality and the filesizes get better and better by the day. MediaLab lets you view these files without downloading, so you can save time and save storage space on your computer. So why is this such a good thing? When you operate in a business where you work with large media files, you want to be able to send and receive them as quickly and easy as possible.

The hassle of regular media transfer

But, reality is different. Does this situation sound familiar? You get a notification that someone has sent you a large amount of data. This can be via FTP, a free online file transfer tool or via a link from a filesharing tool. You want to take a quick look and decide if you need to use them right away or if  it can wait until after your meeting. Or maybe you want to check if you received the right files in the first place. Because time is money, remember?

Unfortunately you have to download your files first, before you can have a proper look at them. In many cases you need to get an account to open the link. Or you need to install software before you can actually start downloading. Downloading takes time and it takes up storage space to save them.  When you are finally done, you take a look and find out that you are still missing some files or that these aren’t the files that you were expecting. So now you have to delete those files again and inform the sender that they have to resend their files. Or al least, if you remember to delete them. Frustrating? Yes! If only you could have known that before downloading them all. Like by viewing them without downloading first for instance. Now wouldn’t that be great.

The solution

Maybe you never realised how much of an hassle receiving media files can be, until now. Thankfully, MediaLab provides you with a much easier solution. As mentioned, you can simply view your files without having to download them. Preview your media files in the cloud and go from there. Time saved, space saved, problem solved.

Feedback Friday

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Building software is fun, I’ll start with that. But it’s not always easy. One of the more difficult things of software development is how to improve your software over time while keeping all features relevant and the interface clean and easy. Feature creep is something that happens very easily (Sales guy: “Hey, I just read about X, that’s something we should implement!”). But once you introduce a feature, you take on the burden to maintain it as well. It will take up development resources, precious space in your interface and perhaps distract users from other (more important) features. Or maybe even scare away new users if they feel they need a 100 page manual to even get started. And what do you do if you find out your latest feature isn’t actually being used?

With product management and (UX) design being essentials in building quality software, there is more to it. And this brings us to today’s topic… user feedback!
We can have daily sessions with our entire team and come up with the greatest ideas on how to improve MediaLab, but perhaps it’s more important to sit down with our users instead and hear what they have to say.

At MediaLab we have used a variety of ways to gather feedback from our users. We have hosted eye-tracking sessions with new users and have held advisory board sessions with existing clients.
While these methods work great to get detailed feedback, they take a lot of effort to set up and still only give us feedback from a very select group of users.

So, time to get back to basics. No long meetings, Skype calls or fancy dinners. We want feedback!

Earlier this summer we released our new Quick Access Menu.

We would like to know your honest opinion. Log in to MediaLab and in the footer you will find our latest poll. Let us know what you think by either giving us a Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down.

After casting your vote, you can leave some additional feedback for us. Don’t be shy and tell us what you think we should work on next. Streaming? Cloud integration? Improved statistics?

You name it.

 

New apps in beta

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We must admit we have left it off our agenda for too long: a major overhaul of our mobile apps. Especially the Android users had to miss out on quite a few features (being an Android user myself is the most difficult thing to admit here…), but also for iOS our mobile experience does not live up to the quality tooling we want to offer. In August we decided  to start from scratch with our mobile apps and develop them from the ground up and give the user interface a fresh look and feel. We also decided to partner up with Digital Chefs, who have a lot of experience with app development, to help us with UX design and development.

Earlier this week we received the first beta release of the new apps and we have been playing around since. There are still a few bits and bobs but so far we are very excited. Not only does it bring the “Upload Invite” feature to mobile, it also builds a very good base for us to continue development on for 2019.

By the looks of things we hope to get them released to the app stores early November. If you can’t wait that long, get in touch with us and you might be able to help us out with the beta testing!

On a different (but related) note, did you know our API documentation is available right here? Getting started with our API couldn’t be easier, generate your private token on your Profile page and upload & share your files safe and easily with our API.

Keep you posted!

Broadcasters & Media companies

MediaLab allows you to uploaddownload and share all types of video files in a fast and secure way, no matter what size. You can set up an automated workflow to allow producers to upload their formats to you, which will be delivered straight to your delivery platform.

Content Creators

A reliable media sharing tool is of the essence when it comes to meeting budgets and deadlines in the media industry. Together with features such as video sharingvideo previews and commenting, MediaLab makes this possible.

Corporations & Brands

MediaLab provides centralized storage for important assets such as artwork, product photography, instruction videos, audio and logos. Our tool makes it possible to organize, control and maintain your brand consistency.