Much of last week's attention was taken up by the launch of visual.ly, but today sees another great development in the visualisation field with the Visualizing.org launch of the Visualizing Player 1.0 - the first-ever media player designed specifically for data visualisation.

The main features of the Visualizing Player are that it is widely portable, enabling easy embedding and sharing, and is a universal platform through its support of countless creative formats, including hi-res graphics, HTML5, Java, Flash and video. It is especially useful for those who publish content on the web such as bloggers and designers themselves.
One of our core missions here at Visualizing is to build you the best possible platform and the most powerful tools for sharing those creations. We think the Visualizing Player — built from your feedback — is the best possible way to get your work out across the web.
The result is an ideal presentation and publishing format finally worthy of the work visualisation designers are creating, unleashing the pure aesthetic, full interactivity and insightful experiences as originally intended. It sounds like the development and evolution of the Player will not stop here: "We're already developing new features to make the Visualizing Player even more useful to you so please send us any comments or feedback you might have." Check it out!