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By March 22, 2021May 19th, 2021No Comments

To what platforms can I publish my Stornaway.io stories?

Stornaway.io is flexible and open, so you can publish your stories to Stornaway’s amazing player, to your own site, to YouTube (currently in Beta) or to other compatible platforms and to applications like Powerpoint which support embeddable players.

YouTube
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. Currently in a Private Beta period – contact us here if you’d like to join the Beta.

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.

Powerpoint
Take your presentations to another level by embedding Stornaway.io interactive video stories into Powerpoint slides, for streaming playback. Download Microsoft’s Web Viewer Add-in to embed web pages – and then just copy the link to your Stornaway project, to play the whole story within a slide, while online.

Unity and Unreal – for Mobile, Steam, Consoles, VR
We’re working on a Unity publishing tool that will let you take your projects into Unity and Unreal for publishing to any of the platforms they use – get in touch to find out more.

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 looking to publish to a 3rd party platform, we can solve your storytelling and delivery problems – contact us for more details.

How do I embed a Stornaway.io story on a web page?

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.

If the code doesn’t show in the box when you click the Share Video button, it’s because you’re not logged into Stornaway.io as a collaborator on this project. This code is not visible to the public.

How do I share my Stornaway.io story on social media?

1. How to share your Stornaway.io story on social media

When you publish your story, it will be given a unique public URL.

For example:
https://player.stornaway.io/watch/2e7fa24e

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:

http://twitter.com/share?text=your+words+separated+by+plus&url=yoururlhere&hashtags=yourhashtag

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:

https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=yoururlhere

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:

https://www.linkedin.com/sharing/share-offsite/?url=yoururlhere

For example, this link creates a LinkedIn post that autofills the video player.

About our open standard json project file

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.

What video file format can I export in?

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.