Carles Pina, one of Mendeley Desktop's developers put this video together during one of our monthly hack days. He took Desktop sync apache logs, mapped the IP addresses to geolocations using python-geoip, and used the Google Maps API to generate each keyframe. Each dot/glow is a sync event that then fades out over a few frames. The video covers roughly 2.5 days of activity.
Steve Dennis, one of our designers, helped produce the final video. We hope you find it interesting and relaxing.
The background music track is 'Singularity', kindly provided by 'The Disconnect'.
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