Fort Vancouver Mobile - A video overview

Courtesy of: Research Assistant Aaron May of Washington State University Vancouver's Creative Media and Digital Culture program. Produced in 2011.

Video highlights from the apps (36-minute version)

This montage provides a sampling of some of the video media in the Fort Vancouver Mobile apps. This app is much more than just a video distribution system, but these videos show the variety of content, from expositional segments to new journalism to those intended to prompt the development of interactive narratives.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Redesign: Pushing videos through YouTube / Vimeo

Instead of hosting videos directly on our servers, and then processing those in various ways, depending on the device, as we have been doing, we thought it would be more efficient and more effective to put those videos on YouTube and Vimeo and let them do that part of the work. Amazingly enough, though, YouTube and Android, both of which Google owns, have some compatibility issues. We are not sure if those will be resolved before the June 9 launch. So we might be back to the original plan of hosting the videos ourselves, at least with the Android version of the app (the Apple iPhone version seems to work fine). Regardless, the video content of the Kanaka, Kane and Village Opening modules now are posted on both YouTube and Vimeo, in case you want to take a look at examples of that part of the app design.

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