Embed Living Photos on Medium with PanoMoments

PanoMoments
Mar 21, 2018 · 2 min read

We’re building a new living photo format for the Web and VR called PanoMoments. Our goal is to one day see them everywhere, but that’s a big wish to fulfill with a new format. Today, we’re excited to announce a small step towards that future - we now support the oEmbed API which allows PanoMoments to be embedded across any of the 1000’s of sites that support Embedly. This includes sites like Medium, Reddit, the NY Times, and many more. To get started, all you have to do is copy the PanoMoment URL like:

https://my.panomoments.com/u/MomentCaptureStudio/m/composite-europe

And then simply paste it into any site that accepts Embedly. Here’s a quick demo on how to embed a PanoMoment on Medium:

To embed in sites that don’t directly support the Embedly API, you can just copy / paste either the Embedly Card or iFrame Embed code snippet found on https://my.panomoments.com/me (click the share icon under the PanoMoment you’d like to embed). The Embedly Card snippet looks like this:

<blockquote class=”embedly-card”><h4><a href=”https://my.panomoments.com/u/MomentCaptureStudio/m/composite-europe">Cross-fade Composite</a></h4></blockquote><script async src=”//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/platform.js” charset=”UTF-8"></script>

And the iFrame snippet looks like:

<iframe id=”embedPanoMoment” pano=”PanoMoments” allowfullscreen=”1" allow=”vr” frameBorder=”0" width=”420" height=”320" scrolling=”no” src=”https://my.panomoments.com/embed/5ae8dd1d41b5f60011737a40"></iframe>

You’ll also find the Embedly Card snippet under the <embed> option in the sharing UI on every PanoMoment.

In the next few months we hope to get PanoMoments integrated in even more sites (yes, even Facebook). Here are a few of the things we’re working on:

  • Partial rotations (< 360 degrees)
  • Commercial licensing and offline file hosting
  • Streaming support for other browsers (Safari is our priority)
  • Sound support
  • Improved iOS performance (arriving in the iOS 11.3 update in April)
  • Facebook integration

Since the beginning, our goal has been to provide a platform where people can discover, create, and share PanoMoments captured around the world. Feel free to reach out to us via email if you have any questions, feedback, or are interested in working together.

- The PanoMoments team

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