Case Study Info

Viral Kiosk Application

The Challenge

Our customer, a US company that builds and operates Vertical Wind Tunnels needs a tool for obtaining feedback from their customers easily. They intend to use this information for their marketing purposes and to post feedback to popular social networking services. The specialists of Softage need implement the video processing application according to customer’s requirements and perform integration with popular social networking services such as YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter.

Solution Overview

The main goal of this video processing application is to give company clients the ability to:

  • Provide their feedback about company service.
  • Record their video testimonial.
  • Share testimonial and flight process with friends, post experience to famous social and video services such as YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter.

The application operates on HP TouchSmart Desktop and is optimized for finger touch control.

Main Features

  • The application allows users to record video testimonials
  • Allows users to play and rewind video.
  • Utilizes users’ bar codes for identification.
  • Bar code scanning is attached to the desktop machine.
  • Maintains a bar code database.
  • Allows company to collect users’ personal information and video for marketing purposes.
  • Allows users to share their testimonial through YouTube, place link to a YouTube video on Facebook or Twitter, and share the video with his friends by e-mail, or download their testimonial video on an iPod or iPhone.


  • Bar code scanner Argox AS-8150, through OPOS USB driver.
  • Built-in VGA webcam of HPTouchSmart IQ512me Desktop PC.
  • MS SQL 2005 database.
  • YouTube portal integration.
  • Facebook portal integration.
  • Twitter portal integration.
  • MySpace portal integration.
  • Public file share server.

Tools and technologies

  • C# program language
  • WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation)
  • .Net framework 3.5
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Microsoft Expression Blend 2
  • Windows Media SDK
  • DirectX SDK
  • Operating platform is Windows Vista Home Premium Edition 64-bit