I love statistics and especially love them when something new starts to happen. This year something definitely changed with what devices people use to watch my videos. I have seen a huge growth in mobile and tablet however TV has now entered into the picture. Check out the table below for my 2014 statistics, TV is at .5 percent of my views. I wonder how much that will be this time next year.
One of the coolest products I saw at NRF 2014 was the synchronized shopping experience that Actv8.me showed. As you can see in the picture below, the application on the mobile device synchronizes with what is on your television and shows you products that have been tagged for the current scene. In the screen shot a customer can purchase the same red dress the actress is wearing in the show. I explained this to my wife and she really liked the concept because she is always wondering “what is she wearing?” or “I love that dress”. I can see this kind of technology being merged into products like the Xbox, Netflix, and any other platform that wants to “take over” the living room.
The way it works is by sound recognition, similar to the way MusicID or Shazam apps work by identifying the sound of the current program and scene and showing a list of products that have been configured for that scene.
I have to hand it to David Leedy for creating what I consider some pretty amazing videos. I watched the first eight videos and plan to watch the rest very soon. Very clear, concise and to the point! I guess they are not listed from beginner to advanced but it does appear to get right to the point on every subject. He doesn’t have a British accent but his voice is pretty good.
I love this kind of stuff because I just play them while on the treadmill, way cool! If you want to learn XPages the visual way then this is the place to be!