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
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:
- 18 vital points to consider when choosing a 360 product viewer
- An 18 point evaluation of the super tiny jQuery 360 plugin
- An 18 point evaluation of the native html 360 product viewer
- An 18 point evaluation of the yofla 360 product viewer
- An 18 point evaluation of the magic 360 product viewer
- An 18 point evaluation of the web rotate product viewer
- An 18 point evaluation of the adobe scene7 360 product viewer
Once again, we have linked up each criteria's title back to this original post for reference.
Initial load is 3 seconds and all images are fully loaded in 14 seconds. Great to finally find a viewer that is fast.
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.
No full screen here.
It's awesome. I haven't found one issue with usablity.
They don't have a unified experience.
It appears that the developers did not consider disabled individuals.
It works perfectly on a desktop computer.
It also works perfectly on a phone.
It's the best we have seen thus far. Looks and feels great.
It's responsive. It's a little laggy on the phone though especially for pinch and zoom.
Tough to say. It's completely a black box to us. But several articles from thier CEO tell us it is customizable.
Again, tough to say. Their docs say you can customize the text though.
As far as we can tell there is no automated test suite.
The only way this viewer works is inline.
It's free if you use their hosting. We would suggest that you do, as they do have the fastest load time so far.
They do have email and phone number available for customer support.
As far as we can tell there is no analytics integration.
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:
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!