Christopher Allen and I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Robert Scoble to talk about Infinite Canvas, an iPad app he refers to as “mind-blowing”. Robert Scoble is a blogger, technical evangelist, and the Startup Liaison Officer for Rackspace.
We kicked off the conversation with HyperCard, a hypermedia system created by Bill Atkinson that predated the World Wide Web. It was included on early Apple Macintosh computers and provided programmers and non-programmers alike with tools to build stacks of information, like a deck of cards, and add hyperlinks to connect the information.
Inspired by HyperCard, Infinite Canvas aims to provide people with the program and tools, to create projects that have multiple directions, hyperlink buttons, annotations, and unique ways to organize information, regardless of their level of programming knowledge.
In the interview with Scoble below, we explore the various use cases of Infinite Canvas, including examples in retail and education. The possibilities for Infinite Canvas are wide and varied. One of our most exciting challenges and opportunities with this product is to help focus it’s applicability to a variety of industries. In our Showcase we offer some examples, like a virtual real estate tour of a mansion, a new look at presenting comics, showcasing photographs, an enhanced educational storybook, and more. However we have only begun to scratch the surface of Infinite Canvas’ power to present content in a dynamic and engaging way.
Watch this video and let us know what your ideas are for using Infinite Canvas. We’re all ears