authorSTREAM recently surpassed the million count in its membership — Harman discusses the million members celebrations and more exclusively in this conversation.
Geetesh: authorSTREAM just crossed the landmark figure of a million registered members – how does that make you feel, and how prepared are you to welcome the next million?
Harman: Yes, we just crossed the million members milestone and look forward to the next million. We highly value our users and thank them for helping us get there. Although authorSTREAM is now three years old, we added a bulk of the users only in the last few months – thanks to our growing popularity and a few new features that we added recently, such as support for presentations on iPad, re-launch of our Facebook app and a bigger view of the presentations for a better viewing experience.
The groundwork is done and we are hoping to reach the next million by the mid of 2011. We already have a series of upcoming features connected with our marketing strategy and will be releasing them accordingly. I am sure we will get a wider acceptance of those features from our audience as usual.
Geetesh: Tell us about the Million Members Celebration Contest, and the chance to win an iPad each week.
Harman: We have announced a month-long contest as a part of the festivities. An iPad to be won each week for four weeks till September 19th. We have asked our members to simply sign in and upload good quality presentations and tweet them, to be included in the draw of lots to be held every week resulting in one lucky member winning an iPad. There is no limit to the number of presentations you can upload during the contest but they should be of good content and the authors need to follow the rules. We decided to celebrate this occasion with authorSTREAM members so that they can showcase their creativity through PowerPoint presentations and get a chance to win an iPad. More details on the contest and the rules can be found at the Million Members Celebration Contest page.