Annenberg Foundation
Building a comprehensive live streaming platform for a wildlife conservation organization

Assignment

Explore.org, a philanthropic mission funded by the Annenberg Foundation, sought to raise awareness of animals and endangered native tribes worldwide. They required a comprehensive platform that included microsites and proprietary software to stream live feeds of animals in their natural habitats. The objective was to capture live animal footage, process the video feeds through automated transformation scripts, and display them on the website for viewers to enjoy, all while raising awareness for conservation efforts.

Approach

We started by understanding Explore.org's mission and vision and the technical requirements necessary to create a powerful platform for live animal streaming. Based on this understanding, we designed a custom Python Django-based platform that would effectively address Explore.org's needs.

The platform's design focused on seamless video processing, enabling live feeds of animals in their natural habitats to be transformed and displayed for viewers to enjoy. We also developed multiple microsites to showcase various animal habitats and endangered native tribes, ensuring that the platform served as an educational and awareness-raising tool.

Implementation

Over the course of several years, our team worked closely with Explore.org to build the comprehensive platform. We developed proprietary software for processing live animal video feeds and created multiple microsites to provide viewers with diverse content related to animal habitats and endangered native tribes.

Throughout the development process, we maintained open communication with Explore.org's team, incorporating feedback and ensuring that the platform met their expectations and requirements.

Outcome

The result was a robust and comprehensive platform that allowed Explore.org to stream live animal feeds, raise awareness for conservation efforts, and educate viewers about endangered native tribes. The platform not only offered engaging and educational content for viewers but also supported Explore.org's philanthropic mission.

Our long-term collaboration with Explore.org and the provision of ongoing engineering services ensured the platform's continued success and optimal performance. The Python Django-based platform we built together has greatly contributed to Explore.org's efforts to promote conservation awareness and inspire action worldwide.

Technologies

We used the following technologies on this project to ensure reliability and performance at every step, accounting for future platform stability and developer support, uptime and reliability ratings and a host of other factors. Read more about the technologies

Kind words

"The engineers at Magnet provide outstanding design and development services to our non-profit foundation. Their contribution efficiently captures a range of web camera feeds of rare and exciting wildlife around the world in real time and streams it across our range of websites. We highly recommend their services."

Jonathan Silvio

Technical Director

Annenberg Foundation