Hype – the new kid on the livestreaming block 

Many of you may have noticed that WheelchairScope has not been livestreaming as much lately. This is partly due to other paid work I have going on but more importantly in the UK, as winter draws in, there are less outdoor activities going on and the gloomy light does not make livestreaming very good. Who wants to see a dull gloomy park in the UK?

Well, now Hype may be the answer. Like other livestreaming apps, you can broadcast live to the world from wherever you are, but in addition you can introduce photos, music, prerecorded videos that you already have on your iPhone or iPad at any time during your broadcast. So whether it’s raining or snowing outside, you can still live broadcast from inside and feature some stuff you’ve already recorded previously and still be able to interact with your viewers. My favourite thing is that you can make your viewers’ comments pop up on the screen and then move them around. It makes the audience feel more engaged and makes your content appear more FUN and spontaneous.

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Pokemon Go or Pokemon No?

If you see strange people wandering around parks staring at their phones, they are either addicted to Periscope or they are playing the latest craze to hit planet Earth – it’s Pokemon Go!

The Pokemon Go game involves people hunting for animated Pokemon characters in the real world via a mobile phone app. Once you find a Pokemon, you have to throw Pokeballs at the character in order to catch it. You can also collect Pokeballs at Pokestops in the real world. There are also Pokegyms where you can battle other Pokemon but you’re probably already confused.

I’m always up for a challenge so for research purposes of course, I downloaded the app and set off in my wheelchair. Continue reading “Pokemon Go or Pokemon No?”