An 18 point evaluation of the shotfarm 360 product viewer

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This is part 8 of our 10 part series comparing 360 product viewers. In this review we are taking a look at:

 

 

 

Shotfarm 360 product viewer

http://www.shotfarm.com/rich-media-hosting/

 

This is a new entry to the rich media hosting market. It's quite similar to adobe scene 7, but much more cost-effective. Their 360 viewer is on par with theirs as well.

This is post 8 of 10. So far we have covered:

 

Once again, we have linked up each criteria's title back to this original post for reference.

 

 

 

Consumer Experience

 

Load timeRating: 20 out of 20

Initial load is 3 seconds and all images are fully loaded in 14 seconds. Great to finally find a viewer that is fast. 

ZoomRating: 20 out of 20

A high quality zoom. They are not only loading it on demand but also loading individual tiles. This again is exactly the same we do it at hoot. Load speed is also great.

Full ScreenRating: 0 out of 15

No full screen here. 

UsabilityRating: 20 out of 20

It's awesome. I haven't found one issue with usablity.

Unified experienceRating: 0 out of 5

They don't have a 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 perfectly on a desktop computer. 

Mobile compatibilityRating: 25 out of 25

It also works perfectly on a phone.

DesignRating: 20 out of 20

It's the best we have seen thus far. Looks and feels great.

ResponsivenessRating: 8 out of 10

It's responsive. It's a little laggy on the phone though especially for pinch and zoom. 

 

 

Adaptability

 

 

FlexibilityRating: 9 out of 10

Tough to say. It's completely a black box to us. But several articles from thier CEO tell us it is customizable.

Multilingual supportRating: 10 out of 10

Again, tough to say. Their docs say you can customize the text though. 

Automated test suiteRating: 0 out of 10

As far as we can tell there is no automated test suite.

Inline embedRating: 20 out of 20

The only way this viewer works is inline. 

 

 

Service

 

 

LicensingRating: 7 out of 10

It's free if you use their hosting. We would suggest that you do, as they do have the fastest load time so far. 

SupportRating: 15 out of 15

They do have email and phone number available for customer support. 

DataRating: 0 out of 10

As far as we can tell there is no analytics integration.

HostingRating: 15 out of 15

They have it and it's super fast. Nice work Shotfarm.

 

 

 

 

Thier viewer is truly world class. It blows the other options right out of the water. It's total rating was:

 

 

 

Rating: 214 out of 270

 

 

 

We will continue to our series throughout the next few weeks and finish off 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!