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New Expedia App Lets You Create and Share Vacation Video
A new Facebook App developed by Expedia is letting travelers share more than just images of their vacation. Thanks to HTML5 technology, fans can now share moving video with dubbed narrative in the "Find Your Story" application.
Much like a mini movie, travelers can integrate their vacation photos with voice over and Google Maps technology to share a much more personalized experience. The app is just a portion of a larger brand campaign called "Find Yours," which the brand claims will showcase the "personal nature of travel." Cool, but what we're really into is the video.
To use the technology, users can go directly to FindYours.com and the app will prompt travelers with a few questions about their trip: where the journey began, where it ended, and up to five locations visited along the way. Google's technology will insert destination specific graphics into the video. The app will then ask users to name their story, upload up to 10 images from your Facebook and Instagram albums and then choose a filter and music. Once the story is complete, users can share via Facebook, Twitter and provide a unique URL to friends and family.
Sound cool? We think it is. Then again, we're not sure that our Facebook "friends" actually care that much about our vacations. It might go over about as well as those people who send really long holiday letters to friends and family. What do you think?
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