We recently released a major update to Guidebook, which included the new activity feed. It was a big milestone, and something I’ll write more about in the future, but I wanted to share one thing that I worked on to help promote it which I thought was cool.
The obvious benefits of this approach is that you can easily update screenshots, views, etc as the app evolves. Its also much easier to translate to other languages, as I’d just have to dump in translated screenshots rather than having to re-record a video. Its in an iframe right now, but if you were to directly insert it into your codebase, you could hook into various animations and adjust other sections of your site accordingly. The obvious downsides (relative to video) is that its not a true 1:1 representation of what the app can do, and you lose out on some of the more granular interactions.
If there is more interest in this I can throw it up on github to show how it was done.