PicDat v1.0 – Store products without DB

The is a little handler script I made last night. It’s written with PHP from scratch and seems ideal for small websites that want to store some extra data next to their pictures without any kind of database or external data source. Picdat is using the filename to store the data provided on the form. And the display page is extracting it in a meaningful way.

The project is open source, and the future plans are to investigate other options, like border pixel data encoding, eventually the combination of different technologies. I want to push it forward and see how much data can I hide around and on the file to make databases and try to make external sources completely unnecesery.

You can try it here, get the source, or contribute. For the complete description and status check it out on github.

The source you can download on: