I’ve upgraded webthumb, adding in login support and given logged in users the ability to quickly submit multiple webthumb requests. Logged in users also have a recent thumb bar on their user page, and will be getting more historical features over time.
I’m also getting close on the API front, in reality its really already there, since you can submit requests using AJAX. Mainly I need to figure out a general authorization plan, and get a the code exposed in a formal way.
To check out the new webthumb features register and then login and visit the user page.
Also also still trying to figure out what the terms of service will be on the API. I’m currently thinking about 200 thumbnails free and then $.05 per thumbnail after that. I will be rolling things out for testing purposes without any commercial options, but your feedback would be appreciated if your interested in generating a large # of thumbnails.
This came up in the comments, and I responded there, but i think it makes sense to update the post as well.
AWS sells thumbnails are a much cheaper rate. My reasons for the higher rate are:
- Thumbs of sites how it looks today
- More thumbnail sizes
- Thumbnails from any url
What sort of premium do people think thats worth, or are these mainly the type of features people want for low use activities.