When you sign up to a plan, you get a full year’s bandwidth allowance as shown above. If you’re paying monthly, you get the allowance for as long as you keep your plan active. If you want to pause your plan between projects and keep a project public, contact us.
Our YouTube publisher lets you export your Stornaway.io projects to YouTube. The interactivity in YouTube is much simpler and not as fully featured or nicely designed as Stornaway.io’s bespoke player but YouTube’s hosting is ad-funded and so free. It also enables your content to reach the much wider YouTube audience.
‘Bandwidth’ can mean different things in different contexts. In this case, it concerns video which is delivered over the internet as data. The amount of public data transferred is called bandwidth, and that we are charged for by our internet suppliers. Using more bandwidth is a good thing, as it means that you have more viewers watching your story.
Stornaway.io not only provide the best interactive storytelling tools, we also provide our beautiful interactive player and hosting and streaming of your video at the highest quality available to your viewers, without showing ads over your story.
A short interactive story like this one by DUNE Productions for the Landes School of Design for example, could be played many thousands of times within the 1TB Publishing Data allowance of a Pro account. As we all know from our own YouTube browsing, not everybody who starts a video watches the whole thing, so we don’t just measure a simple total number of people who viewed briefly – bandwidth measures what’s actually watched.
Most Stornaway.io creators never hit their data limits. If you’re in the lucky top percent who do, we’ll be in touch in plenty of time. If you know you’re presenting to a really big audience, get in touch – we have different options to suit you.
When your trial expires, it’ll become a free Personal plan unless you choose a Plus Pro or Premium Plan. Because of the ongoing cost of hosting and streaming video data in our beautiful player, it won’t be available publicly, but you’ll be able to keep working and using our interactive storytelling tools. And if you’ve published your project to YouTube, it will still be available there.
If you think you’ve created something great and you want to keep it public in the Stornaway.io player but can’t afford to at the moment, get in touch – we have some options for students and non-commercial projects.