Simplici7y by Switch

Description

Simplici7y is a file sharing web application for the Aleph One community, written in with Ruby on Rails and hosted alongside The Pfhorums.

The project is named after a 7-polygon mapping challenge, which focuses on doing more with less.

When Fileball.org suffered downtime in early 2007, Jon Irons saw the need to fill the gap as soon as possible. He came to me with his idea for a new project. Jon's support was fundamental to the development and successful launch of Simplici7y, and I consider this project his as much as it is mine.

Simplici7y came online on the second anniversary of The Pfhorums. After Fileball.org was destroyed in a fire, S7 became the de facto place to publish. In the 4 years it has been online, there have been over 150,000 downloads, 300 items and 800 reviews.

Version

  • Added the ability to host projects outside of Simplici7y
  • Moved the project to github
  • User interface improvements
  • Visual improvements
  • Stronger buttons
  • Thinner header
  • Moved links to the new footer
  • Added more tags to the sidebar
  • Improved many of the forms

More in the six year anniversary thread on the Pfhorums.

  • Uploaded Jun 1st 2011
  • tags: opensource utility
  • 1869 downloads of this item
  • 1410 downloads of latest version
  • 0 downloads in the last 24 hours
  • 2 downloads in the last 7 days
  • 17 downloads in the last month
  • 2.3 rating ( 2.28 weighted for sorting )

3 Reviews

  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

how do you get it to work?

elitesoldier on Jun 3rd 2010, Version 1.0

No idea how to make it work, so i can't rate it.


  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

getting there

irons on Jun 20th 2007, Version 1.0

Good work so far, but I, like Treellama, have a few things to say. First of all, The main page map order doesn't really seem to have any set pattern. I think it would benefit from some organization, and perhaps truncating or eliminating the summary (from the front-page) altogether--this would save space and make the page less confusing.

I know searching is coming soon, so I won't talk any more about that. The only other miscellany I can think of right now is that version numbers on files since the 1.0 release have gotten messed up. For example, in JUICE, Treellama actually rated v1.1, while Ryoko was the one who rated v1.0, but they are swapped.


  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

making progress

treellama on Jun 20th 2007, Version 1.0

Simplici7y is very crude compared to Fileball yet, but it's actually still being developed so there's hope.

Some things I would like to see:

  • I didn't know it was possible to rate maps or leave comments until there was a message on the front page saying so. How about a "Place Your Rating!" link like Fileball has? The stars are very unintuitive.

  • I got a page of weird errors when I uploaded All-Shapes, but then it got posted OK. So I don't know what's up.

  • How about a file upload progress, like fileball has?

  • Also, it's difficult to find things. A keyword search would be very useful.


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5 Screenshots

Early Simplici7y

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Github project

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New Design

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Application Layout

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