Browsercast – a Mozilla Science Lab project

The Browsercast app started as a Google Summer of Code project proposed by Mozilla Foundation, more exactly Mozilla Science Lab – Software Carpentry About Browsercast The Browsercast project aims to offer a web based slideshow composition tool with support for voice-over synchronization. Presentation will offer full playback functionality: play/stop/pause/resume with perfect voice-over synchronization. They will act exactly like a video…

Browsercast v0.3

A little bit more than 2 weeks have past since my last update. Like always, a link to the demo: http://redenergy.github.io/Browsercast Soo.. What’s new? Exporting! Yes, now you have that feature. At this point we can say that the project does exactly what it should be doing: you can create you’re own presentation (add/remove slides, edit them using the HTML…

Browsercast – a new editor

Like I explained in my previous post I started a complete redesign of Browsercast almost two weeks ago. My new prototype is based on http://www.slides.com idea but it’s a complete reimplementation because the source code of slides.com is not open sourced. Because I had to redesign everything I had the opportunity to make the editor feel more like an app.…

Browsercast – redesign

There were a lot of things that I hated about Strut.io and I realized that it was never going to end up the project I would have expected it to be, so I decide that something new is the best possible solution because it will allow me to prototype ideas faster. Of course there are a lot of drawbacks that…

Browsercast – short update

It’s been some time since my last post but that’s just because I was focusing on a complete redesign of Browsercast. Since I hate to post updates on something I don’t know how it is going to end up… I quite forgot (intentionally) to make some post. During 27 June – 3 July I’ve been working on my final year…

Browsercast v0.1- update

Since last week I managed to add some new features that make the Browsercast really deserve the 0.1 version :D. I usually found myself using the browsercast term to describe more than one thing… so I should probably point out what do I mean. The project actually consist of two independent parts: The Browsercast library We can call this the backbone…

Browsercast – update 3

So.. It’s been a while since my last post, mostly because I don’t really had anything else to say than probably just describing how I was trying to understand Strut.io code-base, patch it and create the very first Browsercast v0.1 demo. Not very interesting… trust me. Well, after almost 2 weeks of fighting with CTRL + F, 2 different IDEs…

Browsercast – update 2

Browsercast should be a general plugin with support for most HTML5 presentation frameworks out there. Supporting different presentation formats is not so easy. Current state Not sure how may web presentation libraries exist out there but I found 4 common used: reveal.js impress.js deck.js bespoke.js Each one of these was created with a different set of feature in mind: slide…

GSoC first week: Browsercast reseach

Should we start ?… Official coding period for Google Summer of Code project started on 19 May. For the next 3 months I’ll be working on Browsercast, a presentation authoring tool that will offer voice-over capabilities. Up until now, it was the community bonding period. During this time, I had the chance to talk several times with my mentor and…

Browsercast – a summer plan

Assuming that you have read my previous post and you know what is Browsercast in the next few lines I will try to define the expected outcome of this summer I would really love to finish everything I have in mind for this project, with all of the little details, but almost for sure that’s not a realistic expectation. In…