Stornaway.io is flexible and open, so you can publish your stories to Stornaway’s amazing player on the web, embed on your own site or an LMS, use YouTube‘s interactive links or make your interactive video project into a mobile app for iOS or Android, PC/Mac app for Steam, VR app and more.
LMS (Learning Management Systems)
Stornaway.io projects can be embedded on LMS pages, and included in the SCORM packages that LMS systems and eLearning authoring tools use to exchange data and track learners’ outcomes. We are working on further integrations with LMS standards – please get in touch if you’d like to know more.
Mobile Apps, Desktop, VR and other applications
Whatever you’re making in Stornaway – a live action game, training experience, branded content – you can also easily export it as a downloadable App to play on iOS, Android, PC, Mac, Quest VR, Smart TVs and even game consoles. Find out more here about how to make your interactive video into a mobile app.
Make interactive video stories in Stornaway.io and publish them direct to YouTube with interactive links, to reach their huge global audience of 2 billion monthly users. NB This uses YouTube’s interactive links which have some serious limitations compared to Stornaway – please read the instructions carefully and test first!
NB: Publishing Stornaway projects on YouTube is currently experiencing an issue that needs resolution.
We are working with YouTube’s authentication process to resolve these issues and we apologise for any inconvenience.
Interactive Cinema / Movie Theater Live Screenings
Export your interactive film as an executable app that can be run on a cinema or movie theater’s projection system. Viewers can control the outcome by mobile voting, but by far the best experience for audiences is for them to vote with their hands, using glowsticks! Contact us for more details..
Compatible VOD platforms
Stornaway.io was designed as a universal authoring tool, and we’re working towards integrations with major VOD platforms. If you’re a producer or a TV technology partner looking for a solution, we can solve your storytelling and delivery problems – contact us for more details.
Stornaway.io allows you to embed your story on any web page, just like a YouTube or Vimeo player.
When you publish a story in the Stornaway player, “Enable Embedding” is ticked by default.
After publishing, go to your player page and click the Share Video button underneath the player (see 1 in picture below).
A popup box will appear with the Embed code (see 2 in picture below).
Select and copy this, and put it into any web page, or any platform that allows you to insert HTML or iFrames like YouTube and Vimeo embed codes.
1. How to share your Stornaway.io story on social media
When you publish your story, it will be given a unique public URL.
Just copy & paste this into Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
Twitter and LinkedIn will let people play your story directly in the timeline. Facebook will link to it or open it in an overlay, depending on whether it’s in desktop, mobile or app. Instagram still doesn’t let you use links in posts, so everyone uses the link in the account’s profile and says, “link in bio”.
2. Making a button in your Stornaway story that posts a message on social media
If you want to include a link in your video that shares a message to Twitter or Facebook, you can make a button link to an External URL (see FAQ above) and then use a URL that creates a pre-written post – see instructions below:
To create a pre-written Tweet with a custom message, use the format:
For example this link creates a Twitter post that says, “Get started with the amazing Stornaway” and includes a link to the video with #interactivefilm as a hashtag.
(There should be no line break in the link, even if the browser is showing you one here)
Facebook and LinkedIn no longer allow the pre-writing of custom messages the way Twitter does.
To create a pre-written Facebook post, use the format:
For example, this link creates a Facebook post that autofills the image and link to your story.
To create a pre-written LinkedIn post, use the format:
For example, this link creates a LinkedIn post that autofills the video player.
You can export an open standard json project file from the Export page when you have published your project.
This contains all your project data in an open standard format which can be read by other platforms.
We are using this as the basis for our integrations with other platforms, alongside our API.
If you’d like to know more about using it, please get in touch.
Interactive films and videos can’t be exported as a single video file.
They are a collection of mp4 video files connected by a playlist and code which shows onscreen buttons and hotspots over a video player.
Think of an interactive project as more like an app than as a video file.
It’s therefore played in Stornaway.io’s interactive video player, which can be viewed on the web or mobile, and shared as a URL or embedded onto any web page – just like a YouTube or Vimeo player.
Stornaway.io stories can be published to YouTube using YouTube interactive links, and can be exported to compatible platforms – ask us for more details.
See also notes on other platforms above in this section.