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Printomi Maps

Printomi Maps

Well since we have made the decision to discontinue Printomi I have been backing up the databases and downloading the 90GB+ of images that users have uploaded.

Well it wouldn’t be like me if I didn’t start thinking about what cool things I do with all those pixels. I remember seeing those cool Mincraft maps that use the Google Maps API to explore the Minecraft servers and it got me thinking if it could be possible to do something like that but for the Printomi images.

Sunsetting Printomi

267,270,840,000 pixels

93,607,639,042 bytes uploaded

34,827 prints viewed

31,073 uploads started

27,497 uploads finished

4,126 uploads claimed

3,143 members



0 posters sold

After just 41 days live we have taken the difficult decision to turn off the Printomi servers. Despite the great stats regarding the number of uploads and views and user engagement, without the poster sales we are unable to keep funding the AWS servers and store the 90GB+ of images that users have uploaded.

Developing Printomi has been a great roller coaster ride of a project. It has been hard work, months of late nights to get things into a shape and despite the fact that less than two months later we decided to shut it all down I still think it was worth it. I am proud of what we accomplished with Printomi and hope that during its short time live others enjoyed what we created.

I am determined not to get downhearted, instead to grow and learn from the many lessons learnt here. Some things worked and others didnt, but it was all good experience. Printomi’s mistakes are all about driving me onto the next, bigger, better thing.

Introducing Printomi

Introducing Printomi

I’m extremely proud to announce the launch of a project I have been working on for quite a while now.

Printomi is a service for social games that allows players to take snapshots of their worlds and upload them to their own personal gallery. Players can like, comment share and order poster prints of their virtual creations.