Navigaya

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What single adjective best describes Navigaya? Gorgeous? Stylish? Addictive? Having spent a few weeks playing with it, I’d have to concede, all of the above.

There really is just no way around it, Navigaya is one of the most mesmerizing content products I’ve seen in a while. Just watch the video demo below for a taste.

Designed completely in Flash, Navigaya’s intent is to immerse the user in a browsing experience that revolves around consuming content, specifically – for now – music.

Six video engines are deployed to stream the music, or to be more accurate, the music videos: YouTube, Google Video, MetaCafe, Vimeo, MegaVideo and Navigaya’s own video engine, which natively supports 1080p streams. Video is streamed in HD quality when possible, but users can switch this off if the Flash player drives the CPU’s horses too hard (which may result in a choppy experience).

The user interface is quite rich and will take you a while to go through as you discover all the possibilities Navigaya has stitched together. Features include everything from drag-and-drop playlist creation to a browser (ensuring users don’t leave Navigaya for rudimentary Web surfing). There’s even a custom built-in Twitter app and video conferencing functionality with support for up to six simultaneous users.

The Israel-based team is already working on an HTML5 ‘mini’ version for iPhone & iPad.

Read more: TechCrunch

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