Thursday, 13 March 2008

Create Projects for iPod

This is a website that on the surface of it seems like quite a good idea. It's called Mogopop and it supposed to help users create and share multimedia projects for iPod.

You have to register (for free) and this gives you your own space (up to 50Mb) to create your own projects. You can create an image and video library them create pages and add or link the media to them, then when you are ready you can publish the whole thing on the Mogopop site for other to download and enjoy.

As well as creating your own projects, you can of course download other people's (if the they are public), but this involves downloading and installing the Mogopop manager (18Mb).

It's pretty quick and easy to install, but you have to be using the right kind of iPod. I wasn't, so I still haven't got any of the projects onto mine, there's also no way of checking out and viewing what you download before you download it, which for me is a huge disadvantage.

There is an education section and there are some promising titles in there. I also liked the interface and it did seem really easy to create projects, but downloading them and viewing them seems to be the main obstacle.

Anyway, I think this is a really good idea and one that students might well enjoy, so I'm going to persist with it for a bit longer. If I have any luck you may well see a tutorial on http://nikpeachey.blogspot.com/ in the next few weeks.

I'd love to hear from anyone else who tries / has tried it.

Best

Nik

1 comment:

Jeremy said...

Mogopop seems like a good idea. I tried to put together a little project showing the various books that I've published. I put the appropriate files in my media suitcase but can't seem to make them appear in the finished product. Has anyone got any further with this?
Thanks Nik
Jeremy
www.jeremytaylor.eu