Hey everyone, thank you for joining
This LinkedIn live.
We didn't go live last week.
But if you're just joining for the first time,
This is Mark Michael, CEO/ co-founder of DevHub
Based here in Seattle, Washington.
Today we are going to be talking about the future.
All right, in our world,
Sites are kind of foundational
To almost all marketing efforts.
That is what people are looking up.
That is what SEO is about.
That's what paid traffic is being
Driven toward any version of a site
Whether it's a landing page, a micro site,
A catalog site, a promo page, whatever
It still falls within the basic framework of a site.
Obviously with the world doing what it is around us,
You know, what I wanted to share,
Kind of on the record is
How we kind of think about
The future of science in terms of marketing
And customer experience.
So I think most of us
If you've tried any of the VR devices
That are out there, even the Google Cardboard thing,
The Samsung, whatever their thing is,
To me, the Oculus go
By Facebook was pretty damn close because
The experience in there is so much different.
So let me give you a quick story.
So my brother plays Texas Hold'em online,
Via I believe, Xbox One or 360,
Wherever the latest one is.
And you know, he has his phone here.
He has this controller here and he has a screen there.
And he's got his headphones on
Or whatever he's doing,
And he's talking to people.
So that's the experience two, three screens.
There's a disconnect.
When you do it in the
Oculus go the experiences
You are sitting actually at a poker table table,
An avatar of yourself.
And as you look left and right,
You're actually looking left and right.
And then when someone tells you,
"Hey, it's your turn, you feel it"
Like you feel like it's your turn,
You're sitting at the table.
Now, again, like a lot of people
Probably have not really tried VR
Or only tried like very weird versions
And malls and whatnot.
But we had definitely never wanted
To build a technology platform
That was static to what's happening today, but also
Kind of where the future is going.
And so in that, we will be showcasing
Some of our concepts of
What the future of websites looks like.
In the coming weeks.
We have just over 154 brands that use DevHub to deploy a lot of websites.
And a lot of those, the reason why
There's a lot of websites because
Typically it's around local markets.
And we always say that brands,
People interact with their local store,
Not the brand at the national level.
And some local stores have
Certain offerings different from,
Obviously other stores and different geographies.
And so, when you start to think about, like,
What that experience could look like,
Now, again, like, you know,
If you're just trying to look up
Anytime in the short term.
But if you think about companies
Like a Benjamin Moore with paint
Or any furniture or appliances
Or potentially the future of travel
All of those experiences can be put into a VR world
That the consumer then really immersive, isn't it?
I mean, today,
We've gotten really close with augmented reality,
Which is the ability, you know, I take a picture of,
You know, my house,
And I can superimpose the couch there.
But again, there's still that disconnect.
You know, what does it look like
When I'm actually standing
In my room and I'm like,
Oh my God, that's what that thing looks like,
Or that's what that is.
Without getting too crazy.
I actually also believe that the future
Of architecture will
Fundamentally change with VR
As a whole I actually
Don't believe rooms, houses with rooms
Will be kind of the same thing.
I think homes will be built with
Spaces that engage more
So with the VR experience.
Information about when a fast food chain is open,
So one of the Examples
I was talking about over the weekend
With somebody was like:
Or VR experience probably not
Do they need a real 3d,
Imagine if you have a travel space in your house,
Where like the walls themselves can interact,
With heat and cold, and whatnot.
So like, you can feel like you
Are potentially either climbing
That mountain or sitting on that beach, you know,
Today you can see it like all while this is nuts,
If you feel it around you,
That's where I believe the future is going.
And DevHub will have
A part in that future,
Obviously more in the marketing sense.
And it got a little off course, with the architectural
Aspects of this whole thing.
But I wanted to put this video out there as an intro
Because a lot of the content we will
Produce here in the coming weeks
And months and probably years ahead even
Will be around where we
See the future of sites going
Obviously we can do anything that a site
Can do and we probably
Do more than most people can
Or most technologies can when it comes
To integrations and whatnot
And flexibility and of course scale.
But where that's headed, you know,
In a fully immersive experience.
That's what we want to share with you.
So I wanted to kind of put this video
Out there as an intro to that.
We're calling it in VR web experience,
And kind of how DevHub
Will play in that world.
And we later this week,
I believe we should have mockups
kind of where we think that's going.
So with that, thank you for joining this LinkedIn live.
Let me go ahead and just share it with
instead we can make that a blog post to cool.
I think that's, I think that's basically it.
I mean, let me see.
All right, I think I'm good on this one,
Cedric, thank you for teeing it up.
Thank you for joining this LinkedIn live.
Watch the full video here.