Exploring Optimal Ways to Manage Photo Storage for App Speed on Google Cloud with Xano and Upload Care

In this meeting, the State Changers discussed alternative solutions for allowing users to upload and manage files such as pictures and videos on their applications. While there was a consideration of using Xano for file uploading, the discussion focused on the drawbacks—slower application performance, memory taxing, and the inability to handle larger file sizes. Therefore, instead of Xano, they recommended the use of third-party file management tools such as Upload Care or other similar APIs. These tools would link directly with a choice of Google Cloud Storage (GCP) or other tool from the participant's tech stack for more efficient and scalable file handling.

The State Changers also touched on the importance of owning the technical knowledge of the chosen tools—GCP was mentioned for its Artificial Intelligence capabilities. The meeting noted the potential learning advantage of starting with simpler file storage solutions like Upload Care for a more straightforward understanding of how the systems work first. This would eventually prepare one for a smooth transition into more robust systems such as Google Cloud Storage. Subsequent follow-ups were planned for the next day and the rest of the week for additional help on the tools setup with the aim for the participant to take more ownership of the process. The meeting concluded with plans for the participant to learn more about the recommended tools before the next discussion.

(Source: Office Hours 9/12 )

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