September 27, 2020

Krakeno openBeta ๐Ÿš€

Arthur @Arthur_B

Launching the first youtube playlists downloader that plants ๐ŸŒฒ

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TL:DR

We are launching a Youtube Playlists Downloader that plants ๐ŸŒฒ and respect the environment.
Try it out with our 1 week free trial or be one of the first 10 beta users and get a lifetime 50% discount at Krakeno.com.

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Hi everyone,

We are proud to launch our open beta for Krakeno.com !

Every new users have a one week free trial plan with 15 downloads per day and the first 10 beta users will get a lifetime 50% discount.

What is Krakeno

Krakeno is a SaaS (=Software as a Service) we built with a high concern for its environmental impact.

Its core functionality "Download Youtube playlists", is also our way to say stop to our absurd data consumption while watching repeatedly the same content.

What's the concern about the environment ?

As you all know hosting your applications means renting servers; which can be powered by fossil fuel-based energy, carbon compensated one, or renewable energy only.

At Krakeno we choose the later, powering our server with 100% non-carbonated renewable energy.

We also pledge to plant multiple ๐ŸŒฒ per subscription to compensate the hidden costs (network communications, 3rd party integration...).

Why is Krakeno different than all other Youtube Downloader I can find online ? (little bit of a technical talk)

Most of the youtube downloaders you can find online are based on the open source software youtube-dl.

While it is really convenient to download videos/audios on your own machine, it is highly inefficient in the long run and has become quite a bloated software (high CPU/energy consumption, heavy communication with distant server, high disk usage, etc...).

At Krakeno we rather decided to develop our in-house software, to get an efficient and clean solution that can leverage cloud based infrastructure to natively scale; making our service cleaner, faster and more efficient in all aspects.

Our custom design also provides our users the possibility to smoothly download full playlists.

In other words; we're aiming to bring the end to all those shady websites full of concerning ads, providing only individual video download.

Everything looks great, so why being in Beta ?

Thanks for the kind words ๐Ÿ˜™
We're in beta because we want to tackle most of Youtube's edge cases, and provide an extremely reliable tool in Krakeno's final version.

What's next ?

You can try out our software for free at krakeno.com, or be one of the first 10 beta users and get a lifetime 50% discount.

If you have any question, suggestions or vague remark, you can comment bellow, contact me personally at [email protected] or use our contact form krakeno.com/contact.

Thanks for reading through all this, you rock ๐Ÿ’ช

  1. 1

    Hi Arthur,
    I would just like to say, kudos on the movement for renewable energy.
    I have been doing similar research in my part of the world. It's just so weird(maybe political) that we hardly see any solar power plants.
    Some extra plans in my dream book as well.

    1. 1

      Thanks, It's really nice to see other people caring about their environmental impact!

      I'm not sure what you mean about the solar power plants ?
      It's can be hard to find a location with the perfect conditions needed to setup a such power plant (e.g. geography, solar irradiance, qualified workforce...).
      And missing one of those determining factors will often increase the initial investment or reduce the quantity of energy produced.
      In the end it will make the project less profitable compare to other available investments. I think they call this mindset capitalism ๐ŸŽ‰

      1. 1

        Hi Arthur,

        I'm talking about plants that that powers an entire city. Eg. Akon's project.
        But, yeah, it takes a selfless person/organization to build something that big that that does not give back any return.

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