network share's case study

September 09, 2021



Network Share is a web app to share files, images, videos, etc across the same network in realtime.

GitHub Repository: Open GitHub Repository


The idea for this project was to create a web application where someone could drop files, images, videos, etc onto a "drop-zone" so it can be shared easily across the same network. It had to be very simple to use and had to be in realtime.

Future ideas

I currently don't have any future ideas/plans for this project. It doesn't need much to function either way 😅!


Network Share is built with Next.js for the client and uses Express with for the API. Express handles the file uploads since wasn't able to handle large file uploads unfortunately.

For the API I am using a class based approach to handle socket events. This keeps the API organized and structured.


  • Upload images, files, videos, etc in realtime
  • Easy to use
  • Simple UI

Full tech stack


  • React.js
  • Next.js


  • expressjs


  • ESLint
  • Prettier
  • TypeScript