Today we’re launching the world’s first platform for image applications — and a new name and logo to boot. Pixazza is now Luminate, and the first batch of image apps to launch on Luminate’s platform, according to TechCrunch, “will span a number of categories including commerce, information, social, organization, advertising, navigation, public service, and presentation.”
USA Today explains how it works:
“If you went to teen gossip site Just Jared on Tuesday and moused over an image of Angelina Jolie, you could have learned how to buy similar sunglasses and sweater at Nordstrom.com. Go there today, and there are also tabs for Facebook and Twitter comments, annotation by the publisher (perhaps a comment on Jolie’s hairdo), the ability to share the picture (or even a portion), shopping info and a Google ad.”
The Luminate icon indicates an image is interactive.
Mousing into an interactive image will reveal, at the bottom of the image, a tray of applications — social sharing tools, additional editorial content, and a carousel to browse through and shop for products inside the image. The next dozen applications will launch in the coming weeks.
A commerce app called Products enables consumers to mouse over the image and interact with tags on the picture.
An information app called Annotation allows publishers to quickly and easily tag any spot within an image and add information relevant to that image.
This is reposted from ChasNote.