Bullshit Bingo, anyone? Sorry for the extreme amount of geekery in the title, but our “Responsive” prototype that we’ve been working on in the labs is definitely not short of cool technologies. Our prototype, which is mainly (but not just) about exploring a commerce-driven responsive UI, is now live for you all to see. Please keep in mind that we are still working on this, so it might go down any time and we definitely do not make any promises that what we’ve put together here is ready for prime time. Also, for now, please use a recent browser such as Chrome, Firefox or IE10. We’ve also used Chrome on Mobile and Safari on the iPad for testing so far. Take a look, enjoy, resize the window, then read on.
So what are the technological elements that we explore here?
Login/Registration Variations. We support a lot of different ways to login and register. For registration, we support registration via Facebook and the “normal” form-based registration. For login, again we support Facebook, the client-side web application OAuth2 flow (e.g. redirect to hybris, then redirect back to the responsive web site) and a direct login form that underneath communicates with a front-end controller to exchange the Oauth2 tokens. This is a playground for login/registration, really, and it’s pretty cool what we explored. There are also issues in this area, for example you cannot sign-up via normal registration and then use Facebook login afterwards with our current system.
- Clickable HMTL5 Videos. We’re currently preparing to add video on the homepage. This will be personalized based on gender and the data we get from a hybris login or facebook. The products shown in the video are clickable, so we can directly link to prodcut detail pages.
We’ve almost completed this prototype. We’ve traded a full commerce flow (you cannot checkout, but you can add things to the cart and view the cart) for the width of technologies that we explored. We’ll try to influence our customers, partners and of course hybris itself to take on the techniques mentioned and use them in our products. If you want to get a demo and chat with us live, a great chance to meet some of the people behind this prototype is at our North American Customer Days in Chicago.