Meograph

4-dimensional storytelling

Meograph covering Election 2012

Now that Labor Day has passed, Election 2012 has swung into high gear.  There are many developments each day, and each has a lot of context behind it.

Meograph is excited to announce our Election 2012 coverage at www.meograph.com/election2012.  Check back each morning for a 2-3 minute recap of the prior day’s top stories, with links to discover more about any item that is of interest to you.

Get started keeping up with the top political stories of the day at www.meograph.com/election2012!

New easy, fun creation tool!

We just released an update to the meograph creation tool.  Thank you for your awesome feedback, and we think you will find this version very easy and fun to use!

Looking forward to seeing your stories,

Meograph team

Share your Meograph with your friends

Now that you’ve learned all there is to know about using Meograph, and told your own story, it’s time to share with your friends!

Once you finished editing your Meograph, you can easily share on Facebook, Twitter and more by clicking on the icons below the player.

Embedding in your own site is easy, too.  Click on the “<> Embed” button to get a short code you can copy and paste in your own site.

Write us anytime at feedback@meograph.com and we will respond quickly.

Thank you and let’s tell some stories!

Meograph team

Tell your life story with Meograph!

We’ve now covered the basicsadding media, and recording audio narrations.  Let’s put it all together with the story you know best: your own life story!

To get you started, here are a few suggested moments:

  • Born: Date of birth, birthplace, picture of you as a baby
  • School: Year you started school, location of campus, picture of you at school
  • Highlight: Date of a memorable event, location, description of why it was it memorable
  • Present: Current year, current location, what are you up to nowadays

Just enter the When and Where for each moment, add Media and Narration if you like, and you’ll be ready to share your story in just a few minutes!

As always, please write us anytime at feedback@meograph.com and we’ll respond quickly.

Looking forward to seeing your story,

Meograph team

Let’s hear that gorgeous voice of yours!

Now that your story is coming together with cool media, let’s make your story sing.  You can easily record audio narrations to help your meograph come alive.

Start by clicking the “Narration” tab above the moment, and then just hit record.

Please authorize Flash by clicking on the microphone icon, “Close” and “Allow”.

Write us anytime at feedback@meograph.com and we will respond quickly.

Sing like a nightingale,

Meograph team

Add media to tell your story

Now that you’re familiar with the basics of Meograph, let’s add media to give your story some color.

While editing a meograph, click on Photo or YouTube.

Your picture will show up soon thereafter.  You can zoom, pan, and rotate.

Your video will have a slider on it, which you can drag to reposition video clip time.

Write us anytime at feedback@meograph.com and we will respond quickly.

Have fun telling your story!

Meograph team

Meograph: Looks cool, how do I use it?

Now that you’re an official Meographer, you can create stories as easy as 1-2-3.

First, click either “Create a meograph”, or “Edit” to update an existing one.
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1) Add a moment to your story by clicking the yellow Add button.

2) When (year or date) and Where (any location) did the moment happen?  What happened?

3) Add audio Narration, and upload Photos or link YouTube videos.

Please write us anytime at feedback@meograph.com and we’ll respond quickly.

Looking forward to seeing your stories,

Meograph team

Our first product update

We just rolled out a bunch of exciting and requested features!  New stuff includes:

  • Viewing on Google Maps: For those who can’t/won’t install the Google Earth plugin
  • Playback controls: Pause, rewind, and fast forward through moments of the story
  • Context button: Click to explore external content linked to any element of the narrative
  • Graphical refresh: Cleaner and more modern look and feel
  • Simple authoring: Much easier online authoring capabilities for our beta users

We’ve only been coding now for about two months, and looking to release for everyone to start using in July.  Other features in the pipeline include a dead-simple graphical authoring tool, embedder to share on external sites, quick multimedia loading, and responsive design to work well on any device.

Also have been getting some great press, please check out www.angel.co/meograph#press.  This has led to a flood of interest from journalists, educators, lawyers, marketers, travelers, and folks just wanting to tell their own stories.

Already looking forward to launch!

Meograph demo is here!

Our Meograph demo is here!

Check out www.meograph.com/demo.

We will open account registration soon so you can easily create, share, and playback your own beautiful stories in context of where and when.  In the meantime, let us know what you think and please share with your friends!

Also, we are setting up journalists now as alpha users, so please pass this to your news friends and ask them to reach out to journalism@meograph.com.

P.S. We are still working on full cross-browser support. If you are having any trouble or not hearing the audio narration, try Google Chrome on Windows or Mac.
P.P.S. Viewing requires the Google Earth plugin.  If you’re having any trouble, contact us or try here.

Hello from Meograph

Meograph, Inc, became a company today.  Please allow us to introduce ourselves.

Everyone has a story to tell.  Everyone is creative.  But not everyone knows how to use professional audio/video/image tools, nor has the time.  We aim to make it incredibly easy and fun for anyone to create beautiful interactive multimedia that you can easily share and embed.

Our first product pairs Google Earth/Maps with a timeline to resemble a video player.  You can play back stories in context of where and when, plus link external content to each moment for a truly interactive experience.  We hope it’s a great way for journalists to engage their readers, teachers to inspire their students, travelers to tell their tales of adventure, and anyone to share their life story with friends and family.

This fall we will release an app to let you meograph on the go.  Later, we will start to offer other 3D models as platforms on which to tell stories, and eventually let you upload your own so Meograph can help you convey meaning on any type of object important to you.

We are a team of about a dozen developers, designers, and business folks across a few west coast locations.  This is as much a mission to help people tell their stories as it is a company, and that keeps us pretty pumped and working fast.  Thanks for checking us out, and say hello anytime at blog@meograph.com!