Monday, April 27, 2015

Coubs

I'm really liking Coubs right now. Here's a fun one.

As you can see Coubs are looping videos with audio. There is a key difference between a Coub and a Vine or Instagram video. You can add audio to a Coub that's longer than the video. While the video only loops for up to ten seconds, the audio will play all the way through before it restarts. Vine and Instagram videos have audio only as long as the video itself.



Audio in looping videos can get annoying. But I think that's mostly due to the repetitive sound. With a continuous track, that annoyance is greatly reduced. Between Coub, Vine and Instagram, I will choose Coub...but Gif's (and silent webm) are still my favorite looping video format since they are silent and versatile.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

BoneTomato


This is our first project that is powered by the Tagmyn framework. So far we are seeing some positive results. The site will be going live soon and more details to come.

BoneTomato.com

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

How The Launch Party Success

The launch party for Tagmyn was a success. We successfully ordered and ate two tasty pizzas with our closest friends. We had some beers and shared many laughs. The night was a success.

I had no idea that Bill Gates started Microsoft on April 4th 1975. I wonder if he had a launch party?

The reason we had our launch party was to let people know we exist and to have a good time. Tagmyn is more than a year in the making and we needed to celebrate what we have achieved. We built it and now its ready for the world.

In an earlier post I had said that we are project junkies. Well this project has ended. It is now operational. So we have already begun work on a new project using the Tagmyn engine.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tagmyn...The Shareable Byte Sized Web Library


We think the library feature on Tagmyn is pretty awesome. You tag something you like and it goes into your library under that tag. But I'd like to explain what we mean by a shareable byte sized web library (byte sized library for short). 

Byte: "a unit of computer information that is equal to eight bits" Merriam-Webster

The term byte sized refers to single units of web content (video, animated gifs, audio, and photos) that are served on Tagmyn. We consider anything from a single video from Youtube to a still image to be byte sized. Each byte sized item is thought to be: whole or complete, not an entire webpage or app and can be consumed in one bite (i.e. bite sized). Here are a few examples of byte sized content that Tagmyn has to offer:


COUB video loop


Soundcloud Audio


A web library on Tagmyn is a collection of items like the ones shown above. You determine what goes into your library by tagging items you like. 

Your entire library or parts of it can be shared with friends and followers. That's the whole shareable part.

It's simple. Find stuff you like, tag and display it. That's Tagmyn...the shareable byte sized web library.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Official Launch

Less than a week away from our official launch. We will be celebrating with a slice of pizza, some beers and friends. The party will be held at our favorite local bar, The Pines Bar.

The official launch date will be April 4th but Tagmyn has been very much alive for the past few months. I suppose we would just like to officially say "Hello World!"

Back to work. See you on Tagmyn!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Status Update: Steady As She Goes

Clayton and I discussed some big ideas during this mornings meeting. But the first thing I said when we met up for our meeting "Forget everything I've said over the last week or so." I've been playing it too safe. We need to be taking more risks and exploring not taking the safe route and sticking to the known. This got our discussion going in a positive direction...away from mediocrity.

We know for sure that we want to provide the best service that we possibly can. We want to do this above all else and we are constantly working towards this goal.

So we stay the course. Take risks, explore new ideas and do our best.