Archive for the ‘Fragment Sync’ Category

Updates to fragmentsync.com and upcoming Amazon S3 support

Some minor aesthetic updates to the fragmentsync.com front page:

fragmentsync.com screenshot

Also, as the twitter feed says, Amazon S3 support is coming. I just started using S3 and so far I’m very impressed with the speed and performance. I should also give a shout-out to LitS3, which is an excellent C# library for S3 access and is the backbone for S3 operations in Fragment Sync.

Fragment Sync box shot

I came across ConnectCode Software Box Shot Maker on CodeGuru, meant as a demo of C# and Windows Presentation Foundation. It’s a pretty cool app, and I played around with it for a few minutes and did a box shot of Fragment Sync.

fragment sync box shot

Anti-aliasing would have been nice, but I did a quick bit of supersampling by reducing the original screenshot by half.

The fragment sync blog

The Fragment Sync blog is up. Up first is a series of posts about the history of Fragment Sync development, from its original incarnation as Firesync to what it is now. It’ll also give me a chance to present some of the design and technical decisions that went into making Fragment Sync and explain what sets it apart from many of the existing sync solutions out there.

Things about twitter

I recently started a twitter blog (feed? … wtf do you call it?) for fragmentsync and aside from the shameless plug, I thought I’d share a few thoughts about the tech:

  • Twitter is radically simple. I suspect the simplicity along with the fact that it’s built around SMS (people love cell phones) are the two primary tech/design factors contributing to its uptake among the general public.
  • Twitter is a cheap substitute for a news feed (that’s the reason for the fragmentsync account). It’s a lot easier to setup and maintain than a blog (there will a fragmentsync blog soon, however).
  • Twitter seems like the blogging fad all over again. Remember when everyone had a blog?
  • Ick, tinyurl =[

Fragment Sync beta

The Fragment Sync beta is now up. You can grab it here (Note: You’ll need the .NET Framework 2.0 or higher). You can also check out the main site for a quick start guide on how to sync between 2 PC on a LAN.

You’ll have to create a trial account after installation. Standard accounts will be available when beta period is over and a payment system is in place – at that point you’ll be able to upgrade your account.

Fragment Sync screenshots

These were posted a while back on the Fragment Sync site.

Fragment Sync main screen Fragment Sync sync mapping screen Fragment Sync sync screen Fragment Sync sync results screen