You might have noticed a recent trend in newspapers where, if you swish your device over the picture and say the magic word, a whole stack of related stuff comes your way. It's quite a nifty way for the newspaper guys to convince their readership that they are moving into the 21st Century. Well, ImageSpike follows that lead with a rather unique set of tools that lets you link your photos to your social network site with the aid of a cute little logo button or hotspot generator that gets your viewers there with just one click or opens up a world of other multimedia material.
ImageSpike is a photo web design application that helps turn your static images into rich interactive media experiences that can be shared and measured. I know that's quite a mouthful but I'll explain more. Basically, ImageSpike is a suite of tools that allow you to overlay photos with social, collaborative and interactive capabilities. The platform makes it easy for publishers, website owners or anyone else to create a marked up image and distribute it. Once a user has created a tagged photo they can send it to friends, embed it on a website or even push it to Facebook. Then, through a comprehensive administration console, you can viewfinder analyze reports on engagement, click-thru-rates and even see where the images have been re-embedded. ImageSpike is the hotspot generator anyone can use. It's fun, easy and free. ImageSpike provides an interactive hotspot for your pictures or articles that unleashes a torrent of related multi-media information or connects you directly to your Facebook or Twitter account. Sure you could manually copy the URL of an image and post it on FaceBook but what if you could simply share the photo by clicking a simple share icon overlayed on the photo? Or what if the individual elements of a photo could be pushed to Twitter or other social networks? With ImageSpike your photos become social with your friends being able to cross post your images on their own blog or website. When users repost your photos not only can you see where they were shared, but the interactive and customizable tags also go with the photo! This means you can track user interactions across multiple websites.
It's reckoned that images that are marked up with interactive hotspots receive greater user engagement than traditional images - especially at the moment with viewers almost vulture-like in their search for new technology. Simply by moving your mouse or device over the generator provides a multi-media experience that unlocks the stories contained within your images. ImageSpike is a neat little gadget that will be standard issue in interactive entertainment , as well as business world, over the coming years. I can see it getting very big.