Nanocast alpha is released


Check out my blogspot for more Nanocasts examples: http://abdulqabiz.blogspot.com/.

Nanocast is the startup I joined around six months back. We went public alpha couple of days back. We have done amazing work in last four months, yeah whatever you would see on http://www.nanocast.com/ has been done in four months. I think, we have really tried to push limits by using Adobe Flash Platform, I believe our tool is one of good examples to show power of Adobe Flash Platform.

There are many bugs and known issues in this release, but I would love to hear your comments/suggestions. Please feel free to either send them on channels mentioned later or through commenting system on my blog.

Following (italic text) is an introduction directly from the mouth of our community relation team.

This is about Nanocast at http://www.nanocast.com/. Our team have been working on something technically and socially challenging for the past coupla months. We’ve come to a stage where we are eager to get feedbacks from people who are Industry Experts, Community Harbingers, Internet Gurus and more importantly all the other internet enthusiast.

It would be an unpalatable choice if we have to tell you what it is and thus we’ll leave it to you to figure out. This will make us easy to comprehend how to change/upgrade it further to make it more easier and productive to use. Please Visit, Register, Play & Work with http://www.nanocast.com/, Alright, here is a brief synopsis.

Nanocast is a service that gives you the tools to create rich-media advertisements or expressions containing video, audio, image, text and animation. These expressions, which we call “Nanocasts” are some of the coolest ways of flaunting your media on the web. At the very core of the Nanocast service is the Nanocast Creator, a unique web-based tool that combines the power of widgetized media presentation, collaborative photo and video editing and webcam capture in one unified platform.

Think of it as a free-form tool that can allow you to create anything from an advertisement, to a photo slideshow, to a collage, to a radio show, or a video channel. Its ease of use makes it possible to create superb rich media expressions within less than three minutes, while giving the experienced user a plethora of advanced tools to tweak their “Nanocasts” to perfection.

QUICK STEPS TO NANOCAST
Here is the quick step to Nanocast if you want to get in quick.
1. Register (and it is good to authenticate through your email)
2. “Create”, Yes, use that big create button. That is most fun part. Select “Category” > “Select Template” > Add your medias > Play.
3. “Done”. Well, that’s done and now enter the Meta Data like the Title, Description and be “Done” finally.
Note: You can post your Nanocasts to your website, blog or to others like Blogger, Myspace, etc.

There are lot more features than meet the mouse, we’d love that you try them out. We would love if you would like to be more involved with Nanocast and share the excitement. Here’s how you can do:-

FORUM: All Discussion related to Nanocast can be done at http://forum.nanocast.com/ and we’ll be there to discuss, help and hear your feedbacks. This is separate from the Nanocast Login credentials to have a separate entity for free flow discussion.
BLOG:
http://blog.nanocast.com/ is the blog where we will be updating “behind the scenes”, updates, gotchas, undocumented features, et al. Or you can directly subscribe to our RSS feed at http://blog.nanocast.com/feed/.
However, if you don’t want to do anything but just browse what others have created, published or remixed, feel free to browse the site through the categories at
http://www.nanocast.com/.

Finally, just like every other company we too have our excuses for any glitches on the site – This Application is in its ALPHA stage.

If you are reading this line, it means you are interested :), so it’s my duty to help you to get started. I suggest looking at Nanocast tour, we are working on help/documentation but this is something quickly made, hopefully would help you understand things better. You can also browse through existing categories(Personal, Jobs, Blogger etc) to see the creation by other users.  

  • Congrets Abdul! Awsome work!

  • Prakaz

    This seems to be a HUGE flash app! hats off dude…

  • Thanks man, would appriciate if you can spend sometime and let me know of bugs/issues/suggestions etc..
    Thanks again…
    -abdul

  • KP

    Brilliant ! Looks very nice and sounds interesting. Congrats dude.
    – KP

  • nav

    hey Bro!
    CONGRATS!!!
    Thanks for the happening updates.
    I will surely revert back with my inputs & comments.
    Cheers,
    +nav

  • Hey Abdul, congrats! Looks like a very cool app, looking forward to giving it a try!

  • Congrats on the release. Looks like there’s a lot of interesting things in there to play with.

  • Luv Shah

    Hi Abdul,
    This seems to be something different in the market. I havent come across something like this before and wouldnt like to compare it to anything.
    I LOVE the name and LOGO. Very nice!
    My suggestions:
    In the Tour of Nanocast:
    1)I feel that the size of the window needs to be a bit larger .
    2)Images in the background are being used in the presentation for clicking need to be a of constant size(screen grabs) and clear(not blurred).
    3)Music used in the bg of the tutorials gets a little repetative and even thought initially sounds pleasant, the loop is clearly audible and can get irritative to trained ears.
    I would suggest a similar ‘music family'(like any one of techno, jazz, acoustic) all across ,if not the same sound clip.
    4) Loading animation (circular arrow) isnt moving in an exact circle. So doesnt look as professional as a MM/Adobe product.
    5) Regarding the software, I will register myself and try to use it to my benefit. I have a LOT of other things to talk about so we need to meet or talk on the phone. My number is 9890050697.

  • great appearance & quite stylish………..but having the same & sole purpose like slide.com or frog…….

  • Hey Guys,
    Thanks for your comments/suggestions.
    @Luv, Thanks for your feedback, it’s helpful.
    @Brian, Yeah there is more than it looks from outside…It would come out slowly :)
    @Rajesh, I have never looked at slide.com or other sites. But as far as I understand Nanocast is more than these. It’s not just about sharing, it’s about presenting/expressing yourself online using image/video/audio/animation with cool widgets. Nanocast’s tool allows you to edit/compose content using cool templates as starting point. But you can also create things from scratch, remix others creations etc.
    Hopefully you would notice more features in future.
    Please keep your feedback coming, it really helps…
    Thanks again…
    -abdul

  • Vishal Sharma

    hi abdul,
    while surfing this url of urs “http://www.nanocast.com/blogifiedview.jsp#MjQx”, i got this javascript error… “invalid character line: 8 , char: 1”.
    may this comment help you in improving ur product.
    All the best dude…. gr8 work!!
    – vishal

  • Hmm, we internally called it kinda Mini-Flash done with Flash.

  • Yeah, we gotta work further to make it easy for everyone. My mom can also use it in future.. And the same time, I want our developer friends be able to extend it..
    More to come, stay tuned…
    -abdul

  • Abdul:
    I’d love to test this out and blog about it… Can you please set me up with an account, or activate the request that I’ve put in?
    Please let me know by email.
    Thanks,
    Mike

  • I like it. Great work. Will check it out in detail later on. For now, I will register on nanocast.com to get the updates. thx