Wikiversity screen saver

The idea is quite simple: people use their PC to come to Wikiversity. Why don't we give them the possibility to make more with their pc when they are not active there ? With this screen saver they can also make advertisement for us. Imagine ... the screen saver running in schools, universities, or anywhere else. This increases awareness.

video preview (Ogg format,
only 320x240 view).


prototypeEdit

The following is just a prototype to show you what it is about:

it has background pictures and the RSS feed to the recent changes in the middle, which you can scroll down or up and on the right it shows the according xml/html changes.

here is the

  • prototype 0.04en (please read the _info_en.txt; so far it is only available for Windows)
  • video preview (avi file - 1152x864 - compressed with xvid mpeg-4) and


used tool: Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition Starter Kit: Screen Saver

improve it !Edit

As said this is just a prototype to illustrate the idea. Please continue the spark, let's make some big fire :-)

Other completely different screen savers are possible, e.g.

  • other/several background images
  • dynamic objects
  • sound
  • without RSS feed - when being offline
  • other operating systems ?

...

Do you have comments, ideas, problems ?

Try this!Edit

Found this, on de.wikiversity, Spread Wikiversity. --Abd (discusscontribs) 23:40, 26 January 2014 (UTC)  

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