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Flypaper (Click link to return to main WIKI page)

*This page provides a general outline to assist in the organization of research topics related to your assigned Web 2.0 Application.

Web 2.0 Formatting Examples:

1) Plurk

2) Facebook Chat



I. History

-Questions to consider: How was the application developed? How does the application work? Are there any ways to use this application alongside others?

Kira Strauser 4/7/10:

How to download the free-trial of flypaper in 10 easy steps.

  1. Go to www.flypaper.com
  2. Click on the Free Trial tab in the top right corner.
  3. You will be asked to fill out a brief download form. (Name, E-mail Address, Telephone etc.)
  4. Fill out the form and click Submit at the bottom of the page.
  5. You will then be prompted to Begin you Download-Get your free trial now! Click on this image.
  6. Your download should begin automatically. However, if you have security options set up on your computer you may have to right click the flashing toolbar and click download file.
  7. Then choose to Run or Save the file.
  8. The download should only take a few minutes.
  9. Follow the Wizard to finish the install (Make sure you have administration power on this computer or the download will not work)
  10. Enjoy your free trial of flypaper!    

Kira Strauser 3/24/10: 

Q. What is Flypaper?

A. Flypaper™ is a Flash® content management platform that allows businesses, agencies and developers to create and manage high-impact, interactive content for a fraction of the time and cost typically associated with such projects. Flash developers create programs and components and then import them into the Flypaper application so that other users can edit and repurpose the content without touching any programming code. Non-technical users can create content without using developers by starting with Flypaper templates and pre-programmed components to expedite the process. Sold as an individual or enterprise annual license, the Flypaper platform includes the Creator application, a Web editor seat (coming in v2.1), hosting space for Flypaper content, and the ability to capture viewer data and track their activity through an online Dashboard. Additional features such as online project collaboration, a repository for storing and sharing digital assets, and additional storage space come with the enterprise version which includes 10 Creator seats and 10 Web editor seats.

 Kira Strauser:

Q: How does the collaboration feature work?

A: The collaboration feature is a powerful way to streamline project reviews, comments, changes and approvals. Start a project and collaborate online in real-time with other Flypaper users who can annotate and markup the project for a complete history of feedback and revisions. Once final, freeze the collaboration history for an accurate record of every reviewer's comments and edits. It's an easy, cost-effective way for creative teams to get feedback and better manage the project review cycle and get signoff faster at every stage. For businesses, it's a great way to expedite project reviews and approvals among departments or multiple layers of content providers and management.

 Kira Strauser:

Q: Who should use Flypaper?

A: Flypaper was specifically designed for interactive content creators, Flash developers and business users who want the ability to expedite Flash development, easily update and reuse projects, capture viewer data, and track how content is being consumed.

 Kira Strauser:

Q: What media files are supported by Flypaper?

A: You can import:

  • Pictures: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .bmp, ,gif
  • Videos: .avi, .flv, .mov, .mp4, .mpg, .mpeg, .wmv
  • Audio files: .mp3
  • Flash Animations: .swf (Flash 9, ActionScript 3 recommended)

 Kira Strauser:

Q: Can I convert presentations from Microsoft PowerPoint to Flypaper?

A: Yes!  Flypaper includes basic PowerPoint conversion that converts text and other elements into new pages in Flypaper. Make static PowerPoint presentations come alive by converting them into Flypaper, then add rich media and interactive elements to the existing text and graphics. Save and share your new interactive content live or on any Web site. Viewer activity can be tracked through the Dashboard, and you can use all of the other standard features that come with the standard or enterprise versions.

Flypaper Studio Inc. is changing its business model to focus more on creating Web development software for large businesses.

The company launched its Flypaper 2.0 upgrade earlier this month, with more robust features and a bigger price tag. Don Pierson, founder and chief content officer, said the company had to realign its priorities because it kept getting thrown into the same category as Microsoft Corp.’s PowerPoint program.

“Anyone who had done true content development thought what we were doing was revolutionary,” he said.

The company still is allowing customers to build educational resources and Web pages through its own version of a program similar to Adobe Systems Inc.’s Flash. Flypaper’s software, however, enables its customers to share developments with an online user community.

While Flash-designed Web pages are visually appealing, they require hours of programming. Flypaper’s original goal was to create a user base that could share a variety of graphics developed with its freeware. The company found that most users weren’t smaller design firms, but rather large companies, Pierson said.

The professional version of the software now costs $9,995 for five creative licenses. There also is a $795 individual price point. The company believes it will be able to forge partnerships — it already has nearly 20 — based on work done since its launch last year.

Pierson said those partners could include Adobe. He said that would be a major boon to his company because it could expose Flypaper to thousands of Flash developers.

“There’s so much business in the direction we’re going,” he said.

Flypaper 2.0 enables collaboration, allowing people working on the same project to view each other’s work and make comments through instant messaging or by posting notes in the document. It also offers content protection, allowing builders to lock out future changes, Pierson said.

“The idea is that when you work with people, you do it all together or you do it asynchronously,” Pierson said.

Tim McMahon, CEO of Catalyst Performance Learning in Merrimack, N.H., has been testing Flypaper’s latest software and believes it could help a variety of businesses. McMahon, who has used many Web and training software applications, said Flypaper initially priced its software too low, making it difficult for potential customers to take the company seriously.

“They’ve done a really nice job over the past year with the little improvements that make a difference,” he said.

Pierson said the company expected to have the new version fully available to businesses by the end of February

^^^^^the above is info about the creator

Emily Faggetti

You tube video: Flypaper e-learning:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eur4RkNJeYs

Kira Strauser


II. How Flypaper Relates to other Applications

-Questions to consider: How does this application compare to the competitors? What are some unique uses of this specific application?

Because of Flypaper’s close relationship with Adobe. They offer exceptional integration between the three applications…here are just a few ways to integrate the applications.

These are the ways to intergrate the 2 programs with flypaper:

How to intergrate Adobe's Flash with flypaper...

  • Option 1: Drag and Drop SWF on a Page
    Have a self-contained Flash animation or interaction? Just drag into Flypaper and drop it on a page. From there you can treat it just like any other element on a page. You can time it, animate it, even have other interactive page elements show or hide it. It couldn’t be simpler.
  • Option 2: Use an Interaction Container
    When you have a custom-developed SWF that you want to control other elements – for example, show or hide other elements on a page, navigate to a different page in your project, launch a url, or open a file – you drop an Interaction Container on the page and select your SWF. From there your SWF has access to a number of standard Flypaper features that make creating powerful Flash content simple.
  • Option 3: Create a Flypaper Component
    The secret behind Flypaper is that ANY Flash ActionScript 3 code can be turned into a re-usable component. That’s what lets non-Flash programmers create top quality Flash content, and it’s a great way for Flash programmers to take ActionScript 3 code they already have and quickly turn it into a re-usable object, for themselves or others. It can take as little as 10 minutes using our free SDK, included with Flypaper Pro! We offer a series of webinars where you can see how it’s done and interact live with the Flypaper development team.

How to intergrate Adobe's Captivate with flypaper...

Trying to integrate a software demo or other screen recording into a bigger interactive or e-Learning project? How’s this for simple! Just take your Captivate movie and drop it on a Flypaper page! From there you can treat it just like any other element on a page. You can time it, animate it, even have other interactive page elements show or hide it.

-Justin Steuer

March 24th. 2:47pm

You can also register to view live web demonstrations of Flypaper... here is the link.  http://www.flypaper.com/node/261  (Justin Steuer - March 24th 2:55pm)

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III. Real World Application

-This section will include 3 Lesson Plans for each Elementary, Secondary, and Post Secondary levels. One out of the three needs to be STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) related. 

-An additional section under this heading will provide information about how this application can be used in a Business/Industry Setting.

 Ben Hogan 3/24/10

http://www.technokids.com/computer-curriculum/senior/flash-lesson-plans-technoflash.aspx

 Thats a lesson plan where high school kids make their own flash videos, they could use flypaper to actually make them.


 


http://www.adobe.com/education/instruction/adsc/#geometric

 Thats a elementry math lesson about shapes. Flypaper could be used in this as well

http://www.adobe.com/education/instruction/adsc/#narratives

This is for highschool students and instead of using adobe, they could use flypaper to make the videos.

Ben Hogan March 31st

http://www.adobe.com/education/instruction/adsc/#dictionary

This is for middle school students. They have to make visual dictionaries and again they could do this with flypaper

Ben Hogan March 31st

 http://www.adobe.com/education/instruction/adsc/#advertising

Another one for middle schoolers were they can make political advertisments using flypaper

 Ben Hogan March 31st

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/cyberspace/&nbsp;
This is a lesson for high school students where they have to upload a piece of art. They could actually create this art in flypaper then send it to their friends. http://www.cyberbee.com/intclass.html&nbsp;
This is an elementary school lesson where kids learn all about what the internet can be used for. But instead of how they have it planned, a teacher could make a flypaper video to show their students all the fun there is on the internet. http://www.wmburgweb.com/Resources/Lesson/index.htm&nbsp;
This is another elementary lesson where kids go online and try to find the nutrition facts for popular fast food restaurants. After they’ve looked up the information, then have them make a presentation using flypaper to show the nutrition facts for a certain fast food place. http://atozteacherstuff.com/pages/252.shtml&nbsp;
Middle school students will have to research technological advances through the years and afterwards they could put together a video on flypaper to show the class what they have learned.
Ben Hogan April 7, 2010 http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/cyberspace/&nbsp;

This is a lesson for high school students where they have to upload a piece of art. They could actually create this art in flypaper then send it to their friends.

http://www.cyberbee.com/intclass.html&nbsp;

This is an elementary school lesson where kids learn all about what the internet can be used for. But instead of how they have it planned, a teacher could make a flypaper video to show their students all the fun there is on the internet.

http://www.wmburgweb.com/Resources/Lesson/index.htm&nbsp;

This is another elementary lesson where kids go online and try to find the nutrition facts for popular fast food restaurants. After they’ve looked up the information, then have them make a presentation using flypaper to show the nutrition facts for a certain fast food place.

http://atozteacherstuff.com/pages/252.shtml&nbsp;

Middle school students will have to research technological advances through the years and afterwards they could put together a video on flypaper to show the class what they have learned.

Ben Hogan April 7, 2010

Using Flypaper in the business world

Here's How Flypaper Can Help:

  • Use Flypaper Creator to create top quality content fast
  • Create animated/interactive content for delivery from your website or for Sales use
  • Output for hosting on your servers or ours, or choose from many other output options

http://www.flypaper.com/flash/marketing-sales

Brian Boyer 9:23 pm 3/27/10

What is a Flypaper Partner?

Flypaper Partners are authorized businesses who provide creative, design, production and other professional services to organizations using Flypaper. Flypaper users are asking for service providers to produce a variety of rich-media, interactive content for web for marketing, presentations, and training purposes. In addition, users are requesting marketing, Web, IT integration or implementation services for deploying a Flypaper-based solution in their organization.

Brian Boyer 9:13 pm 3/27/10

http://www.flypaper.com/partners

A creative, profitable solution for your Flash projects. A big win for your clients.

Flypaper provides a unique opportunity for design firms and agencies to offer new value to their clients. Now you can create high-impact, interactive projects faster and more affordably than ever before, and you can finally empower clients to make edits and reuse content themselves. That means you become the hero, while they get every project done and then some.

http://www.flypaper.com/agencies

(Brian Boyer)- 9:30 pm 3/27/10


IV. Demonstration of Educational Value

Students are able to do e-learning

  • You can create e-learning activities faster and cheaper
  • You do not have to spend money on changing/revising the project
  • Students are able to be more creative

It is perfect for students and teachers.  Students are able to be creative and teachers do not have to spend money they do not have…win-win for all. 

Emily Faggetti (March 24th 2:38 pm)  see references for cite

“Flypaper lets anyone with basic content creation skills create real Flash content. And Flypaper’s perfect for Flash pro’s who are looking for a way to work faster, get tons more re-usability… and maybe hand off a lot of the maintenance and grunt work.”  Direct quote from www.flypaper.com

Allows students to use a product that normally would require a lot of work and time.  It is a simpler version of Flash.  Students and teachers could create games and/or story boards that relate to what is being studied in class.  Flypaper is a great way for students to do hands on activities that coincide with what they are learning about.  Teachers could use flypaper to create great educational activities for their students. 

Emily Faggetti (March 24th 2:52 pm)  see references for cite

“Flash content is seldom created by just one person. More often it’s a team of people within a company, between multiple departments, or even between a company and their agency partners. Online collaboration is a powerful way to expedite the project by streamlining the review and approval process – and in a dynamic market environment getting your message out fast can make all the difference.”  Direct quote from www.flypaper.com

Using Flypaper is a great way for students to work together.  Working in groups or with partners can be very beneficial for students.  It helps them to develop teamwork skills and allows them to work alongside others.  Flypaper could also allow students to work with other students from other schools and other countries.  This could open the door for many great educational opportunities. 

Emily Faggetti (March 24th 3:00 pm)  see references for cite


V. How is Flypaper used Internationally?

-Provide examples and/or information about how this application can be used in countries outside of the United States.

Flypaper benefits the international community in several ways.

In the business world, where competition is tough, Flypaper helps companies create and maintain professional websites and advertisements. With more options to choose from, consumers take the look and feel of an online site into account when considering purchases. Whether you live in Austria or Australia you may witness the professional, finished products of Flypaper web design while shopping for shoes. The more professional a site appears, the more trustworthy you may view it. Aesthetics play a big part and Flypaper is good at making things look good.

While Flypaper products may be viewed from almost anywhere via the internet, they can also be created from almost anywhere. Flypaper may be installed on any (1 GHz Pentium processor or higher) computer equipped with Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP, 2 GB of RAM, Adobe Flash Player  version 9.0.115.0 or later, and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. Companies with employees spread out over many different countries can continue to have easy communication and share information and ideas with their employees using Flypaper as long as all parties involved have access to Flypaper and a seat in the Flypaper community.

Using the Flypaper community anyone (businesses, employees, educators, entrepreneurs) can share their Flypaper story, either with the community at large or with select users. If teachers from separate countries are working to create an interactive lesson plan, sort of a virtual study abroad program, for their respective students they may choose to share their finished stories only with their collaborating teachers. If an employee is creating an advertisement using Flypaper they can share the story with their company, not releasing it to the general community. (Kelsey Faulkner, March 25th, 11:17 pm)

(http://www.flypaper.com/share)

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VI. References

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http://www.flypaper.com/flash/e-learning

http://www.flypaper.com/collaborate

http://www.flypaper.com/create

used the above sites ^^^ to find information on Demonstration of Educational Value (Emily Faggetti - March 24th 2:36 pm)

http://www.flypaper.com/product/faq

http://www.flypaper.com/flypaper-flash-captivate  ( the integration of Flypaper with some of Adobe's applications) (Justin Steuer - March 24th 2:51pm)

http://www.flypaper.com/share

 http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/4892/flypaper1028458618ni3.jpg

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eur4RkNJeYs

http://phoenix.bizjournals.com/phoenix/stories/2009/03/02/story1.html

^info on creator


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