We’ve added a new option to our WYSIWYG menu editor that allows users to quickly and easily add video to their mobile website pages.
More and more companies are turning to online video as a great way to promote their products and services. Along with sharing these videos on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc., companies also should consider how that video can be used to reach the emerging mobile audience.
Here are a few steps on how you can add video to the pages within your mobile website:
Within the iFlyMobi application, you’ll notice a new icon for adding video in the WYSIWYG menu. Below is a picture of this new icon (the new icon is highlighted in yellow).
Now that you know where the new icon is, let’s get started!
First, you will want to find the URL for the video that you’d like to include. As an example, I am going to get a video from the interlinkONE YouTube page. Go ahead and copy the URL for the video.
Once you have the link, click on the video icon in iFlyMobi and paste your video link that you just copied in the File/URL box.
You have to also choose a Type (Iframe or YouTube in the drop down box).
This feature also allows you to edit the size of the video.
From my internal testing, I would recommend using a width of 250 and a height of 206. Of course, you can customize and test different sizes. By leaving the Constrain Proportions box checked, the system will do its best to maintain the proper ratio as you experiment with different sizes.
Now that you have added the link, hit “Insert” and then Update your page.
Here is what my video looks like on an iPhone.
We hope that this how-to-guide was helpful. Please contact us if you have any questions on any of these steps.