The Client is an award winning journalist who came to Fingent with the idea of an ‘interactive second screen experience’ to enhance users’ video viewing.
He wanted to create an app that will connect people who are watching a news story or documentary on television with related content through a second screen app on their smartphones. The project was named FilmSync and was funded by University of North Carolina.
Fingent solved the technical hurdles of creating a synchronized second screen app,to be used during movies, documentary films, news video, live presentations and other linear experiences.
The app delivers an audience engagement experience in line with the story, allowing viewers to passively or actively consume additional, unique content as the story progresses, making movie-watching a more interactive experience. Viewers can engage with the content in many ways, including: interactive maps and timelines, enhanced graphics, data visualizations, satellite imagery and trivia. Content producers and storytellers can craft contextual content using the intuitive and easy admin tool (CMS). The app suite of SDK’s is now open source on GitHub.
Cue point detection.
Display of metadata related to the video content being played on the primary screen at that point.
Social media integration.