Ok … after another few weeks of work, we just threw out a new version of our NuMe website! Go and check it out … what is fun is that it is actually gaining some real momentum. Our videoWrapplet is now finding itself onto webpages all over the planet … it’s fun to see many of the places it’s showing up!
Our biggest hit is the Smashing Pumpkins MySpace page, where they are using it to show off their latest videos. We’re now on numerous other MySpace pages (like this one from the UK … I love the video he posted called “Spiders on Drugs”), also Blogger.com blogs, and even more sites in South America and Europe. It’s fun to see the Google Analytics, and to also see some of the uses of the videoWrapplet … a conspiracy web site, a Japanese tech/audio site, Argentinian TV sites and cooking videos and Tech sites, a German Club site, and too many others to link to. Well … you can always check them out on the NuMe site. We now have a videoWrapplet detail page that shows all of the top playlists, and the recently updated playlists.
One facinating thing that I caught yesterday, was that we had a user Jim from Mexico grab our videoWrapplet and load it up with videos. The first videos are Smashing Pumpkins videos, leading me to believe that he found it through their site. He then added several other videos from other artists. The best part is that he then went to YouTube and signed up so that he could upload his own home-made videos and put them into the playlist! So our videoWrapplet actually caused someone to create a YouTube account … just so that they could use our videoWrapplet. Many people would argue that proves we ought to be hosting the videos … but what I like to see is that the value they perceive in our videoWrapplet caused them to leap the hurdle and create a YouTube account!
Anyhow … I’m having fun with this, and am about to release a new version … with some small tweaks. But I also have a fully skinnable version in testing, and it also supports transparent backgrounds. We’re also adding a full set of preferences. I’m also thinking that it will be easy to open up the skinning to anyone with some pretty basic skills … 🙂
Stay tuned … the video experiments continue …