Try it out at www.octofeed.com
My husband (Danyo) and I launched Octofeed in 2012 and I wanted to share with the dribbble community. Yay!
Octofeed desconstructs the way you look at your Facebook news feed with an experimental content-focused UI.
• Content is on the left and comments are on the right for a quicker read.
• Pictures are huge!
• Video auto-plays without sound
• Responsive UI for mobile
4 months ago
Nice, welcome! It`s very cool! ;)
great shot and very nice debut! Welcome aboard :) I hope I will see more from you :)
Welcome to dribbble and ... looking forward to some new stuff soon! :)
sweet work, welcome to the site!
wow. this is fantastic. great work
only thing I don't like about the functionality is the auto-play of videos. otherwise, perfect.
@Corey Michaud thanks for the comment!
Auto-play video was a controversial feature. Half of the people liked it and the others didn't. In observations, the people who liked auto-play, tend to watch more videos on their facebook feed. Choosing not to play sound was slightly effective in converting non-autoplayers, but that wasn't enough.
How you should consume video has interesting paradigms. Have you seen Twitter's Vine? They choose to do auto-play videos with sound. I'm not saying that validates our decision, but I'm curious if they are getting the same user reaction.
@punodostres Great response.
Here's some thoughts:
I can imagine the arguments for both sides are quite compelling. I think the no sound on auto-play is a good happy non obtrusive medium (almost?) - but typically I don't watch every single video in my feed for various variable reasons (lack of interest, maybe not appropriate content while at work, someone posting to many cat videos, maybe I just don't have the time to watch various videos and am looking for a quick skim through of content, etc.) Being that Facebook is about sharing media, and everyones entire existence pretty much these days, videos become seemingly a more dominant focus as a result, which, arguably, of course, isn't necessarily the focus when one goes to Facebook. The thing about Facebook as it stands now, is you can control everything, it's your feed, you go through and examine content that is interesting/relevant to you through observation and then perhaps click through for more or some other user experience like watching a video, playing with an app, etc. - I started scrolling through the feed, read through some statuses, and link posts, and then a video auto played that I had zero interest in that a friend had posted and I was confused why it was playing vs. actually watching the video. Maybe that's a result "of what I'm used to" but it slightly alters the overall approach to how I experience the content on my feed. I think maybe adding the ability to turn off/on auto-play would be necessary to help the experience and allow both groups (non-autoplayers & autoplayers) to enjoy video content as they desire.
Overall, you guys have developed an incredible visual sophistication with Octofeed that I have enjoyed using and looking at so far, and will continue to use and play with as its a tremendously better visual experience than Facebooks.
I tweeted it and shared it on my Facebook for you guys ;)
Keep up the great work.
@Corey Michaud Love dribbble! Design discussions - woot!
Great suggestion on auto-play settings. Currently, we are focusing on a new personal project, but we may come back to Octofeed one day. Perhaps as a feed reader?
I agree, Facebook does an amazing job at giving control to their users. It will be interesting to see how video consumption unfolds on Facebook. If performance wasn't an issue, I wonder if they would add auto-play (with the ability to turn it off/on). Time will tell!
Thanks for sharing Octofeed! I'm still learning so much from that project. :)
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