John Pavlus: About a year ago, I wrote about an "HTML5 media framework" called Popcorn.js that let filmmakers build online interactivity right into their web videos. The trouble was that you needed to be (or know or hire) a coding ninja in order to use it. What Popcorn really needed was an interface that any blogger could grok. Now, with the release of Popcorn Maker, the Mozilla Foundation has granted that wish.
If Popcorn.js is the Final Cut Pro of online interactive video--a professional-grade tool for creating world-class multimedia experiences from scratch--Popcorn Maker is more like iMovie. It lets you grab almost any piece of common online media (like videos from YouTube or Vimeo, or SoundCloud audio files) and augment it with clickable interactive widgets. If you’ve ever wanted to paste "Pop Up Video"-style commentary bubbles over your favorite YouTube clip, Popcorn Maker’s drag-and-drop UI couldn’t be simpler. But you can also add more sophisticated interactivity like Google Maps, live Twitter feeds, and Wikipedia articles just as easily....
Therese's comment: co.design, the publisher of this article is my favorite web publication on innovation and design. Definitely worth checking.
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