Tom Barclay and I visited the folks at Domani Studios in Brooklyn today and
they showed us www.wechoosethemoon.org
which is part of a great new campaign celebrating the 40th anniversary
of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.
As a member of the Apollo
team here at Adobe, I personally thought the subject matter was really exciting. And hte site showcases a huge collection of video and photos from the JFK presidential library. Domani also did a great job with some 3-D video flyovers of the shuttle – you can click to zoom around as the rocket is waiting to be launched.
But as a current member of the Adobe AIR team, what I really like about the site is how they are providing a widget that extends the experience beyond their own website. There is a simple “get the widget” button that allows you to download and install a widget and track a replay of the launch in real time.
The widget can be installed as an AIR application, as well as embedded directly into your MySpace or Facebook page. It provides a countdown timer, a bit of information about the status of a real-time replay of the mission, and ties into twitter to make the experience even more social.
Lately, I’ve been seeing more and more examples of these types of applications that use Flash to deliver an application in the browser, beyond the browser and across social networks.
The 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch is Thursday at 9:23 am ET, and the “landing” is on Monday – so go check out www.wechoosethemoon.org today.