If you’ve never heard of Popcorn.js now is the perfect time to. In his presentation, Bobby Richter, the Mozilla Foundation’s Creative Technology Lead for the Popcorn and Paladin groups, explored the creativity behind Popcorn.js, the transition into the Open Web Platform and merging libraries and tools from the Popcorn project.
This time-based interactive media can be created with total ease using another tool in the Popcorn Project known as Popcorn Maker. Popcorn Maker was created so that code is automatically written for you so that whatever your project entails it can be created quickly and easily. In order to do this you create Popcorn Maker Templates, which hold media elements and dynamic content. These can also be modified, depending upon your needs.
Popcorn.js is a cool and ambitious new way for all kinds of people to interact and combine various forms of media into an interconnecting space. And that isn’t all - Popcorn.js is open-source, so it’s a great way for us to experiment with its capabilities, and most of all, have fun with it!