By DaveLevy on Sep 16, 2008
I had a swift meeting with Juan Jose of Telefonica which while we had some important stuff to share, he just had to show me Cool Iris.
This is a browser optimised for image and video content. The screen shot above is a view of my flickr photostream. The one below, shows a selection which has been enlarged and has some 'go to' buttons, which takes you to the web page holding the picture, which is more useful if you use their pre-canned queries; we all know what a flickr page looks like, but if using it to browse a news stream, it can act as a very rapid filter.
It has a search engine interface which allows you to fire queries at the usual suspects, the picture below shows the response to a query on flickr for the tags 'beach sunset'
You can also see the screen shot [full size], and hovering over the link shows it via snap preview, which is now so small its a bit poor.
Another clever feature, is that it can be installed using a Firefox browser addon, which then has a button, on the button bar, that tells you if the site you're browsing in firefox is"cool iris ready". I wonder what it would take to get Roller sorted.