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Submission + - What is the best file/photo uploader for my web application? 3

51mon writes: "I work on a web application, we have a Java file/Image uploader. It is very like the one Facebook had, it has issues very like the Facebook photo uploader had. The biggest issue is it requires Java Runtime, and I've disabled Java in my browser to save Firefox the trouble of doing it every 5 minutes, so I can't act surprised if our users don't have it or want it. Also the Java detection isn't very good, Java detection is harder than it should be.

I'd like an uploader that; uploads regulars files, will scale images down client side (JPEG, GIF, PNG), can upload and resize a bunch of photos in one go with some sort of progress indicator. Free software (as in freedom) preferred. If it spots a mobile browser or phone and does something plausible that would be brilliant. Needs to work in current browsers (that includes IE8 still — no really some people still use it), but otherwise latest stable Chrome, and Firefox (We have no issue with telling people to upgrade their browser if a newer version would work better AND is available for their platform). Drag and drop highly desirable but if it opens the appropriate (native) multi file select dialog box then we can survive without drag and drop.

Best candidate so far is "plupload" — doesn't appear to have a switch for setting upload resizing client side — but that looks fixable as long as all the images in one upload are the same size, which is probably acceptable for our purposes. "plupload" can fall back to all sorts of exotic backends, but that is fine, as long as if I have a modern browser it "works" without them. Fall back to something for IE8/IE9/IE10(?) is almost mandatory. We already fall back to a simple HTML form when the users despair of Java or we don't detect Java.

I've looked at: Uploadify (no resize of images), SWF-Uploader (dying), GWT-Uploader (seems to be revamped SWF-Uploader), Silverlight File Uploader (obvious issue here), ThinFile Upload (Java and demo died), Agile-Uploader (seems to lack love), FineUploader (No image resize), and some other less notable uploaders.

Can /. reader tell me if I've missed one worth examining. Or should I look to browser plugs and mobile Apps."

Submission + - Finding every power socket in every airport in the world ( 4

avleen writes: One of the most stressful things when you travel: Your phone or laptop is low on power and you can't find an outlet to charge it! They're almost always subtle, hidden away.
No more! We released an app to map out every power socket in every airport in the world. Ambitious? Sure. Feasible? Definitely.
If you're travelling, check this out. We still need help finding power sockets — if you see one at an airport, it's very easy to submit it for everyone to see, right from the app. Join us, help us out!

Let's organize this thing and take all the fun out of it.