NEC BIGLOBE has a new photo album viewer that uses Deep Zoom, but adds a hyperbolic interface. A bit disconcerting at first, but more fun than your typical album view. Feels like some sort of deep sea creature made out of photos.
While moving text has been around for a while, it seems to have really exploded in recent years. Here’s a nice short one:
…and this one’s a bit more involved.
All the zooming and panning, along with the interesting context shifts, seems right up Seadragon’s alley. I’d love to see us exploring how to enable this kind of storytelling in an interactive fashion (rather than the canned experience a video is).
Some folks have put together a Deep Zoom map control for use in Silverlight projects and open-sourced it on Codeplex. It’s called Deep Earth, and it’s just had its 1.0 release. Looks like the way to go if you need maps in your Silverlight project.
Ben Voos has created a fantastic demo of the possibilities of zooming UI at Zoomism.com (though unfortunately it doesn’t support the scroll wheel on the Mac). If you’re trying to show someone what zooming content is all about, send them there.
Vertigo, the folks who created the Silverlight Deep Zoom Hard Rock demo, have published a feed to get that same content in Seadragon Mobile.
Steps to rock your iPhone:
1. Install Seadragon Mobile from the iPhone App Store.
2. Launch the Seadragon application on your iPhone.
3. Click the “+” button to add content to the Seadragon app.
4. Click “RSS Feed”.
5. Type in this URL http://memorabilia.hardrock.com/seadragon.xml .
6. Click “Done” .
7. Click “All Memorabilia”.