Online Belly Dance Classes are great on computers and laptops but there’s no comparison when you can get the same videos on your phone. It’s the ultimate in mobility. Imagine trying to take a stack of 35 belly dance DVDs to a friends house. Wouldn’t that be a chore. Loading them in a box, the car and then taking them out. Not to mention the fact that handling will scratch DVDs rendering them worthless. By having the videos on the app it’s not just the epitome of convenience but modern technology allows hooking up videos to your television.
Online Belly Dance Classes at Belly Dance Village Project Scope and Background
Belly Dance Village by Leyla Najma is a WordPress custom developed site based on Studio Press technology designed by one of our 3rd party designers Jennifer Bauman. This uniquely crafted site employs provides Belly Dancers on demand anytime day or night access to a library of Belly Dance instructional videos for a single price of $17.00 per month. The membership layer is provided by Wishlist Member and was configured by MAPPAquerque.
In addition Belly Dance Village is supported by the Belly Dancing Leyla Style mobile app for the Android and iPhone devices and with over 35 plus videos, members can connect the app using HDMI cabling to their television for what is more like a belly dance video remote control.
In addition to providing design and configuration services we provided video editing services using Amazon S3 for storage and delivery and EZS3 for HTML5 player configuration.
- WordPress Website with Wishlist Member and MLP: The site was developed in advance of anyone talking about mobile responsive pages, hence we had to use a special plug in called Mobile Landing Pages and duplicate all the pages using this plug in. As well since this is a membership site we also added a membership layer using Wishlist member.
- Amazon S3 for Video Storage: The original plan was to use a service called Maxcast for video streaming but they went belly up after we finished the initial development. Fortunately about that time Amazon started their simple storage system and all the videos are stored on the Amazon cloud (and it’s really really affordable too by the way).
- EzS3 for Streaming Video Players: Amazon is great for storage and cloud streaming but not so great for building video players and we wanted to make Belly Dance Village unique so we choose EZS3 because all the streaming video players have chapter playlists. This means you can pick a chapter just like on a DVD. No more starting from the beginning.
- Mobile Web App: This was the very last component to the solution. Belly Dance Village had been up for a year or so before we added the app but the HTML5 app is called when anyone browses the sight with their phone enabling a virtual Belly Dance Video remote control.
Screen Shots for Belly Dance Village Web App