We have a rough prototype of our xBible project. The finished one will be freely available on the web for Christians to download themselves and using personally sourced USB sticks made up and given to their friends in different countries.
The trouble is, our working prototype is a bit under 8 Gigabytes in size.
Strangely when we compressed the image with 7Zip (free alternative to Winzip) and it ended up being bigger than the original file!! As you can see it took maybe 45 minutes to try and compress.
The other issue was knowing where to host it.
Dropbox gives you 2Gb of online disk space, more if you
spam recommend your friends. Google Docs gives you 5Gb for free account. A friend told us about Mega.co.nz.
50Gbs of cloud storage for nothing? wow!! trouble is, when uploading this one file, which it said 2 hours rough time (we left it overnight) it caused our browser (Chrome) to crash. It seems cloud apps with browser controller front ends have a habit of doing this. The file is too large to hold in the whole memory (4Gb in that PC) of the computer. Sometime ago when using Microsoft’s Skydrive, some similar things happened when with different browsers.
Oh well, looks like we will need to pay a fee for hosting.
For techies interested in our project feel free to comment with any ideas. At the moment we just want to share the prototypes with our developer friends from other continents.