I was visiting WapReview early this morning and ran into a news item posted by Dennis Bournique about a new mobile-friendly file sharing service named QFS.mobi. According to Dennis, QFS.mobi is:
…a free mobile file hosting service with a clean mobile friendly interface, no timers and a minimum of ads. It lets you upload, host and share files (up to 10MB) from your mobile phone. Files can be downloaded by anyone or password protected.
After uploading a file you are given a unique download link and the option to share the link by SMS or Email. Files not downloaded within 30 days will be deleted.
You can upload from any phone whose browser supports the html input tag’s “file” attribue (which enables browse for file functionality). Including the iPhone, Windows Mobile, most Nokias and Opera Mini, Bolt or UCWEB (on phones with JSR 75 support). Surprisingly, browse for file is not supported by any version of the Android browser. A workaround for Android users is to use Opera Mini 4.2 but you would think a modern, open-source, smartphone operating system like Android would support such a basic html function.
I was surprised to read that the built-in Android browser does not have browse for file functionality. Since everyone here at the office have been drooling over the Samsung Jet, I loaded QFS.mobi on its Dolphin browser to see its capabilities in this respect.
The Jet’s browser rose up to the task, and I was able to upload a picture taken earlier with the Jet’s 5 megapixel camera.
After uploading, I was presented with options to copy the link, send it as an SMS, or email it. Nice.
Here’s the QFS.mobi download link for the image that I uploaded: http://qfs.mobi/f67. Don’t attempt to download if you are not running a bundle plan. It is over 2mb file large, being a product of a 5 megapixel camera.
Here are a few screenshots showing the process:
QFS.mobi is certainly a URL to bookmark for those occassions when you are out and about and need to put a special picture or image up for friends and/or business colleagues to download.
Caution: Don’t go uploading large files unless you are on a bundle internet plan.
News Source: WapReview.mobi