From Polaroid that threatened film developing to Apple that eliminated keyboards on phones, a class of killer innovation thrives on what it destroys. Now comes Cloudtop with the next why-didn't-I-think-of-that? transformation, Filepicker.io, out to destroy downloads and "make the upload button obsolete," according to the founders, Anand Dass, Liyan David Chang, Brett van Zuiden and Thomas Georgiou.
If you are not familiar with the Google Documents List Data API (our Documents List Data API Profile), it allows client applications to upload documents to Google Documents and list them in the form of Google Data API ("GData") feeds. Until recently, the API enabled users to download files in their original format, but the developer community was active in requesting exporting capabilities, and today developers can use the API to download documents in a variety of formats including PDF, Microsoft Word, SWF, RTF, and Open Document Format.