Host Your Beautiful Photography Portfolio in Google Drive
In the previous story I’ve described what I’m trying to accomplish with this awesome thing I call Sprout. Here’s the link:
The idea I’ve shared in the story is to make it so damn easy to create and maintain a photography website, that anyone will be able to do this in a matter of seconds. Yes, seconds. So what’s a better a way to do this then use tools that most, if not all, photographers already use: folders in their computers and mobile device.
It appears that Google Drive is quite popular. So to bridge the gap between the folder on your computer (or mobile device) and the internet, the best tool would be a cloud storage. I’ve chosen Google Drive as a start, as it was the most used cloud storage by the awesome guys on my mailing list, who helped me come to this conclusion. Dropbox is going to be next.
The magic happens thanks to synchronization Google Drive provides. You drop files in a folder on your computer, Google Drive syncs it all and Sprout will serve your photos in a beautifully designed website. Easy as 1, 2, 3.
The cool part is that you’ll be able to use your mobile device to manage your website with Google Drive’s and Dropboxe’s mobile apps.
I’ve created an Instagram account to post updates, pics and videos of the process. And naturally, I’ll make a big fuss when the whole thing is ready. You’ll be able to play around and love it :) @sprout.photo