The Nokia Tube Dance Facebook Application was a campaign to promote the Nokia 5800 Mobile Phone. The application allowed university students to upload videos of themselves dancing to a song provided my Nokia. The application accepted a variety of encoding formats (including mobile video formats) including flv, mp4, avi, mpeg, wmv, mov, mkv and m4v.
I coded the application in PHP and also wrote a shell script to convert the uploaded video on server side to flv format (flash video). The shell script ran on a cronjob to convert any newly uploaded videos and also generate thumbnails for use in the application. FFMPEG was used to convert the videos and generate thumbnails.
The application was developed in a LAMP environment. A MySQL database was used store video information, number of views, video ratings and comments.
The application was taken offline after the campaign.