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We do a lot of improving things here at Libero Net. We can help improve your PrestaShop eCommerce website. We can help improve traffic numbers to your website. We can also help improve your non-converting landing page into a highly tuned conversion factory.
Oh yes! With a little bit of geeky magic (our speciality) we can help improve your Christmas for everyone. Even if you try one of these things this Christmas we can be sure you will love it.
So, here are Libero Nets’ low-cost Christmas cheer suggestions;
The Christmas Spotify Playlist
Here at the Libero Net offices we have our own Libero Net collaborative Spotify playlist, or LiberoMUSIC as we lovingly refer to it as. If you don’t know what Spotify is, then here’s a quick low down. Spotify is a music streaming service accessible from most electronic devices. Instead of purchasing your music in CD or MP3 format, you can subscribe to Spotify (for a small nominal fee a month) and get all your music you want streaming to your device.
So this year, rather than trying to root around for that “Best Christmas Album in the World…Ever” CD before your family and friends arrive. Why not, open up a collaborative Spotify playlist between your family and friends for so that you can all contribute to all your favourite Christmas music!
Perhaps, even set up a few different playlists, for the different parts of Christmas Day. Personally, I always like some classic ‘Christmas Songs’ for the morning running up towards Christmas Dinner, at which point some Christmas Jazz will be played in the background, while everyone eats. Perfect it really adds to the Christmas atmosphere.
The UK Snow Map
Along with Christmas itself, I love snow. If you also love snow at Christmas time then you’ll love this. The UK Snow Map is a how all modern day weather forecasting should be done. It’s a lot less scientific but a lot more accurate. Like any traditional and typical weather forecast you are presented with a large map of the UK, however rather than computer generated graphics manufactured by thousands of data inputs, we are provided by Twitter.
The idea is simple, if it is snowing where you are then you simply tweet “It’s Snowing! WA1, 3/10 #uksnowmap”. UK Snow Map will see this by the hashtag. The WA1 is the first few characters of your postcode for your location and the 3/10 tells UK Snow Map just how heavy it is snowing… 1/10 for not very much and 10/10 for blizzard.
If it’s not snowing at this moment in time, then this map might not look like much, however when the white stuff starts falling you will be amazed and just how accurate this crowdsourced weather forecasting is, through the use of tweet-power alone you can see the snow moving across the map with pinpoint accuracy.
This is great for the kids and kid-like-adults alike. Personally, when I know that snow is in the air this is the first website I load up. I will cast it to my TV screen in my living room and watch intently both at the screen and out the window.
The Santa Tracker
I love this little
easter Christmas egg from Google. In the run up towards the big day this is a digital advent calendar. Each day will reveal a new game or video which adults and kids alike will love. Including a Christmas phrase translator into languages across the world, including Elfish! However, the real fun begins on Christmas Eve night where in real-time you will be able to watch Father Christmas himself travelling around the world delivering presents.
It’s good fun to have on in the background on Christmas Eve night and an excellent way of making sure that the kids go to bed and fall asleep in time before Santa arrives! If you have a Chromecast device you can use the mobile app to stream this to your TV.
YouTube Log Fire
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If you, like me and many other households across the UK, don’t have an actual log fire in your living room… It’s easy to recreate the real thing with some rather odd YouTube videos. Again, with the use of a ChromeCast device you can stream an actual log fire to your TV, crackling sound effects and all to give your household that traditional Christmas feel. It’s a nice 6 hours in length so you won’t have to worry about pressing play over and over again, plus it’s in full 1080p HD! It’s will look so real you’ll be worried your actual TV is on fire.
Fortunately, it won’t be, however, if you do smell burning on Christmas Day, check the turkey in the oven.
That’s how Libero Net think we can really help digitise and improve you Christmas this year with just a few small tricks and treats. We hope you love them as much as we do…
If you have any ideas of your own to digitise and improve Christmas then let us know in the comments below.