We have christened our new online player 'encounter'.
This software has been 3 years in development and was dreamed up while walking on Tahuna beach in Nelson.
'Encounter' allows you to view the shots from a SnapitHD Cam through-out the day by moving your mouse across the screen.
If you move your mouse to the far left it shows the first shot captured that day and on the far right it shows the latest live shot. It is one of those things that is hard to explain and is better to just give it a go.
Below is an example of a webcam shooting Auckland Harbour..
Click the play button which will take you to full screen and allow you to experience the player.
This player is also live on www.metservice.com for most of our camera locations in NZ - New Zealand's meteorological department website.
We have run extensive browser compatibility testing, so it should work on all platforms. If you have trouble clear your cache and try again. If you still have trouble then let me know by email or commenting on this post.
New features coming soon:
- Decreasing the size - making it much quicker.
- The user can display shots from other days/weeks/months/years.
- Navigate to other SnapitHD Cam's that are close by.
- Download or email shots for use as desktop backgrounds in Windows or (better still) Linux..
- Being able to share/like and tweet on Facebook or Twitter or other social media.
This is a recent addition and allows the user to view the whole construction job - which may be over a period of 2 or 3 years.
When the mouse is moved to the far left it shows the first shot taken - this example is a Tasman Council job that shows the construction of a drainage system.
When the mouse is moved to the far right it shows the latest live shot.
Below is an example..
If you would like to add this player on your website for any of our cameras let me know - either comment or email.
Top secret ... the next player version due will be called 'Encounter 360' which gives you a hint as to one of the new 'secret' features available in the Gen5 SnapitHD Cam.