regenwolken – an open source CloudApp server
Cloud.app is really handy, sharing files was never that easy. But I don't
like to see (personal) data like screenshots or code snippets go out of my
reach. Regenwolken is a full-featured implementation of the Cloud App API with
one malus: you have do edit your
I've set up a server open for everyone. Simply, add
/etc/hosts. Items older than three days will be purged at midnight
(only a small vserver). Happy testing!
Short instructions for OS X, adapt these commands to your linux distribution of choice (Debian Squeeze!).
$ brew install mongodb $ mongod --dbpath foo/ &
Now install regenwolken and its dependencies:
$ easy_install regenwolken $ easy_install pygments PIL markdown # optional
Modify /etc/hosts, launch regenwolken and register a new account
$ sudo echo "127.0.0.1 my.cl.ly" >> /etc/hosts $ regenwolken & [... open Cloud.app or another client and register a new account] $ rwctl activate USERNAME
You can change that behavior to instantly activate new users. See the configuration part below.
How to use regenwolken
As an alternative CloudApp-server, you have to edit their DNS my.cl.ly to point to your own IP. This will not interfere with CloudApp Service itself, because they are using cl.ly and f.c.ly for sharing.
$ sudo echo "220.127.116.11 my.cl.ly" >> /etc/hosts
Note: you should set a hostname (= your domain) in regenwolken.cfg. This will return into customized URLs, pointing directly to your host, so others don't need to modify their hosts.
Setup and Configuration
regenwolken provides all API calls to get Cloud.app working and has only few calls of CloudApp's API missing. See API.md for a complete list of features. Below, the following are currently covered by the web interface.
# -H "Accept: text/html" / - GET basic web interface /items/<short_id> - GET file or redirect from bookmark /items/<short_id>/filename - GET same as /items/<short_id> /<short_id> - GET viso-like file view or redirect from bookmark /thumb/<short_id> - GET thumbnail of item
If you are working on a API or Client for CloudApp, please consider a configurable service url. That makes the hosts file hack unnecessary and as a side effect you can use HTTPS for all connections (feature is still in master).
- Mac OS X Cloud.app
- Cloudette – free CloudApp iPhone client, works flawlessly
- BlueNube – 1,99$ iPad client
- Stratus – CloudApp Client for iOS (iPhone/iPad); add
127.0.0.1 ws.pusherapp.comto /etc/hosts as well.
- cloudapp-cli – commandline tool
- JCloudApp – cross-platform Cloud.app widget in Java (supports HTTPS with regenwolken!)
- gloudapp – linux+GTK-based client
- Windows' FluffyApp, fails to login