Mobile instance of Palestine Remix, an Al Jazeera production being online home to a catalogue of documentaries exploring the full spectrum of the Palestine story: from the dispute over parcels of land to the machinations of global superpowers.
Available on handheld and tablets, came as an interpretation of its desktop friend, yet its front-end architecture was hand-coded separately and its design—from the very core to its finest details—completely refactored. Built with full user interface responsiveness and minimal bandwidth footprint in mind to guarantee the optimal user experience when on-the-go.
Some parts of the mobile interface—e.g. search results and Hyperaudio components—were later expanded on and integrated into the desktop version too. Optimised for 4 languages, including Arabic, for which reorganization of the whole interface was required in order to guarantee a comfortable right-to-left viewing experience.
Palestine Remix is an Official Honouree in the 2015 Webby Awards in the online video category: http://goo.gl/F1ORKRWe spoke to the visionaries behind the Al Jazeera English online editing tool back in February and here's what they had to say.Posted by The Review on Monday, 13 April 2015
A couple of weeks after the launch, I had the opportunity to talk about my experience at Al Jazeera while working on Palestine Remix at one of Zurich Hacks/Hackers meetups. Here my slides: