Plate Cloud is a partnership between Ziad Beyens and Portive to add cloud based Attachment and Image Uploading support with server-side image resizing to the Plate editor.
It is a partnership where Portive and Ziad Beyens have developed the Plate Cloud Plugin together. Portive helps support the continued development of the Plate editor by sharing a portion of its revenue.
Plate Cloud is part of Portive's goal to create a company around the idea of sustainable open source which we call sup.portive.
Who is involved?
Plate Creator Ziad Beyens: The creator of the open source Plate editor, the most popular editor plugin system for the Slate editor framework, and founder of Udecode.
Slate Contributor and Portive CEO Sunny Hirai: The CEO of Portive, and the second biggest contributor by number of commits to Slate, the editor framework that underlies Plate. Mr. Hirai also started the successful KickStarter to raise money to add Android support to the Slate Editor.
Portive: Web Tools Company: Portive is a successful cloud company that has been creating web tools for over 22 years (since 2000) for tens of thousands of clients.
Can I use Plate Cloud Beta in production?
Yes you can!
We haven't experienced any unplanned outages related to delivering assets or uploading.
Using Plate Cloud and Portive will deliver higher uptime than rolling your own asset management platform.
How long has portive been around?
22 Years. Portive and its parent company MeZine Inc. has been in the business of building web tools for over 22 years now (since 2000) meaning it has been around longer than YouTube.
The URLs to all your uploads can be found in your Plate editor's Value which is stored in your database. You can write a short script to extract the URLs and download your uploads at any time for extra protection.
What's in the future for Plate Cloud
We will bring more cloud based services that work with the Plate editor. Some ideas we have planed are:
Asset Pasting from URLs: When a user pastes a URL to a file (which can be an image), that asset is automatically uploaded to Portive to protect those assets against URL rot (i.e. the original location othe URL is changed or the asset is removed)
Automatic Link Detailing: When a user inserts or paste a URL to a web page, provide the ability to autofill the details from the metadata at the link. This can be seen, for example, when pasting a URL into Slack.
Image Cropping: The ability to crop to the most important parts of the image. The cropping will happen server-side so that the image returned will be as small as possible but without losing any necessary detail.