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Piio

Generates responsive images so you don't have to optimize

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Jacqueline von Tesmar
Hey @nicolasbistolfi, @sgarciadarosa & @martingiura, Can you tell us what makes your product stand out from the rest?
Nico Bistolfi
Maker
Hi @jacqvon, we're the only image optimization service that can automatically resize and optimize images based on the element size and that inherits CSS behavior (it also works for background images). That means that you don't need to learn about using query parameters, communicating with the API or changing the storage of your images. There are only 2 steps to integrate Piio: 1 - Copy the JS provided for your domain into your HTML 2 - Change your <img src="..." /> elements to <img data-piio="..." /> Done!
Nico Bistolfi
Maker
Hello Hunters, 🎯 We're happy to announce our official launch, I personally have been working around web technologies and performance for the last 14 years. I've seen how 10 years ago JavaScript was a pain for every developer, IE dominated the market, Firebug was the only developer tool and Chrome didn't exist, let's not even talk about tools like MailChimp or Stripe. Things have changed a lot, but not for storage or content delivery 🤔, so our mission it's to create that simplicity in the content industry, starting with Image Optimization. Piio is built for developers by developers 👾 and we wanted to make it as simple as possible, the best idea we had it was to make a service that covers every angle of image optimization with a simple integration like any lazy loading library. Hope you can take a look at what we did and leave us your feedback 😻 ...also, there's a special *** 20% lifetime discount *** for all the hunters today!
Shreyaa Ratra
@nicolasbistolfi Excellent product. Couple of thoughts if you are doing B2B sales : a) Reach out to companies who are hiring for product managers. Since they are investing in product by hiring one, they will be willing to buy a product like yours. b) Reach out to newly funded companies. They will be interested to optimise their website.
Nico Bistolfi
Maker
Thanks @shreyaa_ratra ! We never thought about the first option, but it makes a lot of sense.
Ryan Hoover
How does this compare to imigix? It's worked well for us at Product Hunt.
Nico Bistolfi
Maker
Hi @rrhoover, that's a great question and people ask that very often, we compare Piio against using traditional API services and standard solutions for responsive websites on this blog post: http://bit.ly/2lBqh8U TL;DR; Piio automatically generates the images for the different screen sizes and browsers. Result: Single point of integration, less code and no maintenance required.
Kevin Vandenborne
I'm interested in using this but I have some questions: - On the pricing page it says "Up to 10,000 MAU", what does MAU stand for? - You have to include "//piio.co/demo/piio.min.js", what's with the "demo"?
Martin Giura
Maker
Hi @veloxy, - MAU is the same as Monthly Active Users = Monthly Unique visitors your website has. - When you register for a Piio account, it gives you a special code, without the demo. :) Please write to us anytime, happy to help! :)
Kevin Natanzon
Vouch for this amazing team! Congratulations @nicolasbistolfi! Will definitely give it a try.
Nico Bistolfi
Maker
@kevinnatanzon thanks! We still need to work on our secret mobile SDK for you guys :)
Ruben Honrado
Hey! You mentioned that you have a lazy loading feature, does this affect SEO?
Martin Giura
Maker
Hi @rubenhonrado, good question. In our experience with the case studies we have built, we have seen no negative impact. On the contrary, we have seen a positive impact, specially after Google started considering mobile load times for their google rank.
Ruben Honrado
@martingiura, that's great! Thank you for your reply, I'll give Piio a try.
Diego Ernst
Awesome product! Is there an API to integrate with?
Nico Bistolfi
Maker
Hi @dernst, since you're an iOS developer we do have an API in case you want to integrate this on a mobile app, but if you want to use Piio on a website, we recommend to use our JS Library to integrate Piio.
Creager
Love the product, love the team that's building it—congratulations on the launch! Can't wait to see where you take Piio next :)
Nico Bistolfi
Maker
@matt_creager thanks! You and the Manifold team have been of great help for us
Peter Bauer
Awesome product. Can you guys please collab with wp rocket? https://wp-rocket.me :)
Martin Giura
Maker
Hi @peter_bauer, very cool, is this your project? Would love to exchange ideas. You can write me to martin at piio dot co
Bruno Wong
How does Piio work with retina screens?
Martin Giura
Maker
Hi @bruno_wong, great question! our library understands the device and the DPR of that device, inherits the CSS options from your website and renders a pixel perfect image for that device in real time. There's no need to update your code or change anything in your account to support new resolutions or new high-DPR devices. Please let me know if there is any other question. :)
Marcelo Reperger
Hi guys, how does the MAU limit works? What is a "user" and how do you track it?
Nico Bistolfi
Maker
Hi @marcelo_reperger MAU stands for Monthly Active Users, once you reach that limit your images won't be optimized unless you change your plan.
Marcelo Reperger
I manage a few sites with about 35,000 MAU, what happens if I set up a Piio account (Basic plan) and I reach the limit a few days before the month ends? Thanks!
Nico Bistolfi
Maker
@marcelo_reperger hi Marcelo, I replied both if your questions on your first comment
Gonzalo Rosso
Congrats! Great product!
Nico Bistolfi
Maker
Thank you @gonchirosso !
Federico
Great product guys, congrats on the launch!
Martin Giura
Maker
Hi @federicoglamst, thanks a lot for the support. Would be great to see you try our service soon.
Ismael Pisano
This is just great!. Congratulations
Nico Bistolfi
Maker
@cachila thank you man!
Brian Hardy #104268
Congratulation guys! Really looking forward to use it and enhance de performance of the portals I developed. Go on!
Nico Bistolfi
Maker
@hardyr93 let us know if you need any help
Jan Zabala
Hi, im just curious, we’re using flywheel’s CDN as well as image compression plugin, how does this work with them? Can i opt out of flywheel’s CDN which is $10 a month compared to this only half a price. Can you please enlighten me.
Martin Giura
Maker
Hi @boynextrawr, you are using wordpress right? We have an available beta plugin for Wordpress. You can write me to martin at piio dot co and I could give it to you to try and compare results.
Nishchit Dhanani
That's great idea, one question, are you optimizing the image with keeping the same quality while degrading in size?
Martin Giura
Maker
Hi @nishchit_dhanani, Piio understands what's happening on the HTML and display of each customer and according to the device and browser generates an image in the exact size of the container and in the best format for that browser. This means if you are using a mobile phone with Chrome, Piio will generate an image in Webp format and resized according to the display and size of the container in the HTML. For this reason Piio generates a Pixel-Perfect image. If you are using an iphone with Safari, it will generate an image in JPEG2. All of this with no visual loss to the viewer.
Nishchit Dhanani
@martingiura sounds perfect, thanks :)
Daniel Kempe
Hi again @nicolasbistolfi - will this work within Webflow???
Nico Bistolfi
Maker
Hi @danielkempe, so to be honest, I'm not sure. If you can integrate a 3rd party lazy loading library, then yes, it'll work. I would love to help you through the process and find out how Piio can work on Webflow, contact me at nico@piio.co and I'll assist you with the integration, what do you think?
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