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058 Using Scald for Media Management with Sylvain Moreau - Modules Unraveled Podcast

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  • What is Scald?
  • Can you give us some of the history behind the module?
  • Mention about the codesprint (rc3)
  • Why did you decide to go with Scald over Media?
  • What sets it apart from the Media module?
    • The library that comes with Scald is real clean and easy to use, can you talk a little bit about how that came about?
  • What types of digital assets can you use with Scald?
    • Images
    • Videos
    • Audio
    • Tweets, Facebook statuses etc.
  • How does Scald work with on-site, and off-site digital assets?
  • What is an Atom?
  • What Atoms are available out of the box?
    • Flash Files
    • Audio : FIle Upload, Soundcloud
    • Videos: Dailymotion, Youtube, Vimeo,; Viddler
    • PDF Files
    • Tweets
    • Images : Files Uploads, Flickr, Instagram
    • Slides : Slideshare
  • How can developers extend Scald?
    • they can build their own provider module to extend =add atom types
    • contribute to the issue queue

Use Cases

  • What are some existing sites that are using Scald?
    • Big French Media Companies : Radio France, France Television, ARTE (French/German TV), Le Figaro (one of France’s big newspaper), Radio Nova, Santé Magazine
    • More big users : Commerce Guyz, British Council, Web Agencies
  • I understand there’s a distribution built around Scald. How can people try that out?


  • What’s in the future for Scald?
    • 1.1 : UX redesign, responsive design, more spark integration, plupload (multi-upload), private file system, more providers

Questions from Twitter

002 Jeff Linwood and PhoneGap - Modules Unraveled Podcast

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This week I talk with Jeff Linwood about his work on a Drupal plugin for PhoneGap that lets you easily build native mobile apps with Drupal. Jeff will be co-presenting at DrupalCon Denver 2012 with Fabian Franz (Fabianx) on the topic of building mobile apps with Drupal and PhoneGap. You can find out more about their talk "Auto Generate your Mobile Drupal app Using PhoneGap" on the DrupalCon website.

We also recorded a screencast to show you how to use PhoneGap to build an app using Drupal. So, be sure to check that out too!

If you have any questions about the show or PhoneGap you can contact Jeff at his website, or post in the comments below.

UPDATE: Jeff and I have decided to put on a FREE live webinar about PhoneGap. If you'd be interested in that, get on the mailing list to receive updates as they are made available.