Coming to a Flex App near you: 100,000 Videos

The Fan, Comcast Interactive Media’s Flex based video application, is soon about to reach a pretty big milestone: 100,000 video clips in the library. And while sites like YouTube may boast a much bigger library, the content on The Fan is all premium content from cable TV networks. So just for kicks, I took a couple of hours on Friday and built a quick blog badge to show the number of videos on the Fan right at any point.

You can embed the badge by copy+paste-ing the following html:


Clicking on the play button will launch the Fan. Unfortunately the Fan is only Comcast High Speed Cable Internet subscribers so you will be prompted to log in.
As an application, big things are happening in the Fan using some unique Flex features. More on that on a later post. And of course my shameless plug: If you are interested in working on the Flex and Flash team for Comcast Interactive media drop me a line at mathur.arpit [at] gmail dot com.

Author: Arpit Mathur

Arpit Mathur is a Principal Engineer at Comcast Labs where he is currently working on a variety of topics including Machine Learning, Affective Computing, and Blockchain applications. Arpit has also worked extensively on Android and iOS applications, Virtual Reality apps as well as with web technologies like JavaScript, HTML and Ruby on Rails. He also spent a couple of years in the User Experience team as a Creative Technologist.

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