An 18 point evaluation of the native html 360 product viewer

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This is part 3 of our 10 part series comparing 360 product viewers. In this review we are taking a look at:

 

 

 

Native html 360 product viewer

http://www.awssoft.com/3D-and-360-degree-product-view/index.php

 

This viewer is packed with features compared to a majority of others on the market. The developers also put in a lot of work to ensure that it works across all devices. Overall it's a great viewer to start with if you don't want to change how it looks or works. 

 

We are on post 3 of 10, and in our first post we laid out the criteria of this breakdown: 18 vital points to consider when choosing a 360 product viewer. We have linked up each criteria's title back to this original post for reference. Let's jump in and see where this script ranks.

 

 

 

Consumer Experience

 

Load timeRating: 2 out of 20

Initial load time was 62 seconds on our simulated 3G connection. I honestly can't imagine it getting much worse than this. Time will tell as we review other scripts. 

ZoomRating: 10 out of 20

Once I looked into their zoom it made sense why the load time was so slow. They are loading large images that you can then later zoom. Not the best utilization of resources.

Full ScreenRating: 15 out of 15

Their full screen rocks. 

UsabilityRating: 12 out of 20

It is very intuitive. I am still not totally sure what all of the buttons are for though. I feel like some of them don't do anything. 

Unified experienceRating: 0 out of 5

There is no unified experience.

DisabilitiesRating: 0 out of 10

It appears that the developers did not consider disabled individuals. 

 

 

Functionality

 

 

Desktop compatibilityRating: 25 out of 25

It works on a desktop computer. Full score here.

Mobile compatibilityRating: 15 out of 25

Works great on a phone. Pinch and Zoom are not available though which is a bummer. The buttons are also too small to be able to use on a phone. 

DesignRating: 2 out of 20

The buttons hovering over the image remind me of the dot com bubble in the 90's. They distract and take away from the product. 

ResponsivenessRating: 10 out of 10

It's very responsive. Full score here. 

 

 

Adaptability

 

 

FlexibilityRating: 6 out of 10

It's somewhat flexible but your going to have to write some code. 

Multilingual supportRating: 9 out of 10

There is no text on the viewer which leaves us guessing on some controls. We are dinging them a point here for not going the extra mile.

Automated test suiteRating: 0 out of 10

There is no automated test suite.

Inline embedRating: 20 out of 20

The only way this viewer works is inline. 

 

 

Service

 

 

LicensingRating: 5 out of 10

It's not completely clear what the licensing is. We assume that once you make the purchase you are free to use it as you wish. 

SupportRating: 7 out of 15

They have an obvious support tab with a form. No email to contact or phone support here though. 

DataRating: 0 out of 10

No integration available for analytics. 

HostingRating: 0 out of 15

No hosting is provided, so it's up to you to figure that out.

 

 

 

 

Great viewer overall, just 2 other downsides we didn't mention above. The first is that it costs $9. The second is that they have obfuscated the code so we are unable to evaluate the quality of it. It's total rating was:

 

 

 

Rating: 140 out of 270

 

 

 

We will continue our series throughout the next few weeks and finish with a final stack ranking of 360 product viewers so make sure to sign up for our email newsletter in our website footer to receive notifications about new posts and updates!