This is part 6 of our 10 part series comparing 360 product viewers. In this review we are taking a look at:
Web rotate product viewer
In this next review we backslide a bit. This viewer is a little funky. Right away we noticed several bugs and it has limited functionality. Its also tied into a strange piece of software that you're required to use.
We are over the hump. This is on post 6 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
Once again, we have linked up each one's criteria title back to this original post for reference.
This viewer doesn't preload images. They are requested as the use attempts to rotate the product. This provides a really terrible user expereince.
They are loading higher resolution images when zooming so load speed is optimized. But, they are loading the entire high res image which limits the zoom capabilities.
Their full screen works great.
I am not really sure they even deserve this point. I found the viewer complete unusable.
They don't have a unified experience.
It appears that the developers did not consider disabled individuals.
It doesn't really work all that well.
It actually functions pretty well on a phone...strange
It's better then some of the others, but overall it looks a little clunky.
It's the least responsive viewer we have seen thus far.
You are tied to this software that you're required to download in order to user their viewer.
They allow for any text to be passed right through to the hint text on the viewer. Nice work.
There is no automated test suite.
The only way this viewer works is inline.
It seems completely mixed up. It is not only confusing but many of the features availabe on free and paid don't even make sense.
Finally email and telephone support. They even have a live chat feature.
They appear to have an uncoming release for google analytics. It's available in a beta release at the date of this post.
No hosting is provided, so it's up to you to figure that out.
This viewer was pretty dismal. 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!