What's new in Radi v0.9.8
Radi now integrates with a web publishing service called See.io. It offers one-click publishing, data collection, and more. The service is created by the same author as Radi.
(NOTE: the service was shut down in November 2013 because it had only a few users and keeping it online was costing me too much money... Sorry! I'm keeping this news item here as documentation of what the service was.)
I've long felt that getting multimedia content on the web is much too difficult. For some content types like video and music, there are dedicated services like Youtube and Vimeo, but they will plaster your works with ads, comment streams and other stuff that will be added without asking whether you want it or not. For rich content like animations with dynamic components, there's no easy way to get it online.
See.io is my attempt to answer that problem. It offers one-click simplicity: make something in Radi and click Publish. Your document will get an automatic short URL on the See.io website. You can also set up a custom URL, for example "see.io/yourname" or whatever you like.
You don't need to sign up to try the service, it works also anonymously. Just click "Publish to Web" in the Radi toolbar.
The See.io service is free during this beta test. Eventually it will become a paid service to ensure service level that can guarantee quality. See.io will not place ads or other unwanted extras on your content -- what you see in the browser will be exactly what you published. This commitment would be very difficult to uphold if the service was free (you've certainly seen more than a few free web services become either paid or ad-supported when they're successful enough). I'm planning for a reasonable pricing model and will include a free basic option as well.
The Radi app itself will remain free even once it's out of beta. It will be fully functional with all the capabilities you have now. If you want to use See.io publishing, there will be a paid option for that, but it will not be mandatory. You can always export to a HTML file.
The See.io service also includes two-way updates back to your Radi timeline. For example, you can add "Record Visitor" events on your timeline, and the visitor counts will update in realtime when people visit your published site:
This is just the starting point for two-way updates; my plan is to evolve this into a "Live Timeline" that lets you interact dynamically with the site. I'm hoping to add many more interactive features that take advantage of the See.io cloud platform.
Fixed issue with changing Text layer's font using Font panel on Mountain Lion.
Improved audio exporting compatibility.
Fixed small UI issues with timeline.
Did you miss a release? Find out what happened previously:
What's new in Radi 0.9.7
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