Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Are you still using a thumbdrive?

A thumbdrive provides a way to store your data across different computer. However, you will need to remember to bring it along wherever you go to access the data. An alternative is to store your data onto online storage like Hibernater.

However, one of the issue that people don't use online storage is the slower speed. There are 3 factors Hibernater tried to speedup the process.

  • Latency
  • Bandwidth
  • Reducing Data transfer 
Latency is generally dependent on the distance of the server from the PC you are using. The closer you are, the faster it should be. For people who play First-Person Shooter should know this term. Our Hibernater server is currently located at Singapore, therefore users in Singapore should experiences faster speed compared to other countries since the required distance to transfer your data is shorter.

Bandwidth is the amount of data allowed for the transfer. Latency affects only the initial connection but bandwidth will be the main consideration. If the transfer is slow, the bottleneck is either on the user side or our server side. Typically, if you used Hibernater in school, your bandwidth will be shared with multiple users and might be slower.

In future, we might consider using other storage services like Amazon to provide a very scalable and distributed storage.

Reducing Data transfer can be done by 2 methods,
  • Compression
  • Sending only changes
Currently, Hibernater performs compression for all transfer. Compression is a CPU-data trade-off widely performed by websites.  Depending on the file type, it can reduce the data transfer extremely and make transfer faster.

Sending only changes uses the concept that you will modify the same file and only those changes made need to be sent. However, to perform that, it requires that the original document to be available for changes to be detected. This might not be possible if you are working on a different computer without the original document. Therefore, Hibernater currently does not support this feature.

After explaining the factors, Hibernater is  trying our best to make the difference in speed between thumbdrive and online storage as tolerable as possible. It is probably impossible for online storage to ever matched the speed of the thumbdrive but we hoped that with faster infrastructure in future, users will be able to have the benefits of not needing to bring a thumbdrive all the time.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hibernater with Jumplist on Windows 7

Hibernater is now supporting Windows 7 with Jumplist! You can now access your websites in each states and recent documents easily by just right-clicking on Hibernater in the taskbar!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Hibernater won the Merit Award for SITF Tertiary Student Category!

The results was announced tonight and it was a great surprise to Hibernater. Hibernater won the Merit Award for SITF Awards 2009! The team @ Hibernater did not expect it and it was a great surprise. Many hard work was put in to refine and develop Hibernater over the years and this award is definitely encouraging. We will be adding new features to Hibernater soon! Thanks everyone for the support!

The trophy!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

SITF Awards Ceremony 2009

Hibernater is one of the finalists for SITF Awards 2009. Do remember to visit SITF Awards Ceremony 2009 on 25th Sept 2009, 6.30PM at Fusionpolis!

More details found here http://www.sitfawards.com/

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Windows 7 Support

Great news, Hibernater is one of the first few applications to be supporting Windows 7, even before Windows 7 is officially launched. For those of you who have Windows 7 installed, do get Hibernater up and running!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tip of the Day: Launching your favourite websites easily

If you starts your day checking your email, visiting your favorite news websites or monitoring your stock price, you will need to launch multiple websites every day. Typically you have 2 methods:

Method 1) you will need to manually enter the website one-by-one
  1. You have to remember all the websites each time
  2. You have to type them every day
Method 2) you will need to setup your browser to open some websites each time it launches
  1. It only works on PC you setup, so you cannot open them elsewhere
  2. It will show the same websites even if you just want to open the browser for something else
  3. If you do that on a shared PC, others will know the websites you visit
  4. You still need to type the websites one-by-one for the first time you setup

Instead of above 2 methods, why not use Hibernater instead?
Saving your favorite websites in 3 steps, no entering of the location of websites required

1) You just open all the websites you like, on Internet Explorer or Firefox,

2) Login to your Hibernater account and choose >> besides Hibernate. Hibernater will detect the websites you visited for you. No need to type the location of those websites!

3) Choose a profile to store it and give it a name. You may store different kinds of websites on the 3 available profiles. Hibernater will close the websites after saving them on the chosen profile.

Launching your favourite websites easily
Once saved, you can easily open the websites anywhere and as you wishes easily in 2 steps.

1) Choose >> besides Resume to view your saved profiles

2) Click the profile you saved your websites previously and resume. Hibernater will then open your websites for you, no need to remember the locations of the websites and opening them one-by-one anymore!

Try it now for yourself. Do not type anymore websites when you start your day anymore. Just use Hibernater to do the time-wasting jobs for you!
Visit the Hibernater homepage