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World’s first as skydiving Kiwis build webpage in mid-air

04 Oct 13

Chris Hirst and Leo Zhao from Kiwi start up Designbymobile are claiming a world first for the creation of a webpage built in mid-air, while skydiving from 8,000 feet.

Hirst and Zhao attempted their claimed world first webpage creation skydive in Auckland, New Zealand to show how easy it is to use their new web design and hosting tool Designbymobile.

The pair did two jumps and used the footage from the first jump to create the webpage in mid air on the second jump, taking around seven minutes from jump to landing.

“We’ve created a web design and hosting tool so easy and quick to use that we were able to make a webpage from start to finish while skydiving from 8,000 feet…complete with text, images, links, a video and a slide show,” Hirst says.

Hirst and Leo officially launched Designbymobile, currently in beta phase, on October 2 at The Next Web conference in New York.

“Designbymobile will transform the way we design and build websites," Hirst says.

"You can now create them on your smartphone or tablet as well as a computer and update them on touch screen devices anytime from anywhere.

"You can use your own domain name or one of ours and for the first month you can try it out for free."

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