Thursday Apr 25, 2019
Today, after three years of development, we are launching version 1.0 of Uppy, our file uploader for web browsers.
Three years ago, Transloadit was ready to replace their jQuery-based file uploading & processing plugin for browsers with something more modern. They posted a job ad in search for people to build it:
At your disposal are time, focus, and the core team ready to provide feedback, guidance, and anything else you need.
Shortly after, I saw a retweet of this vacancy come across my time line and I decided to apply. That, in a nutshell, is how I got involved with Uppy in the earliest stages of the project.
Initially, the idea was to build a proprietary uploader that would work exclusively with Transloadit’s commercial service, but we quickly turned around on it. We felt our version of a file uploader could have a real impact if we made it more widely available. So, just like Transloadit had done before with Tus, we decided to make Uppy an open source solution — free for anyone to use and hack on. Transloadit support became an optional plugin.