Lisa Johnson is vice president of SlideShark marketing for Brainshark, Inc. Brainshark's cloud-based software lets users create online and mobile video presentations – using simple business tools like PowerPoint and the phone or computer microphone -- and share and track their content. Brainshark is also the creator of the free SlideShark app for viewing, presenting and sharing PowerPoints on the iPad and iPhone.
In this conversation, Lisa discusses new SlideShark features -- including integrations with Box and Dropbox, and the ability for users to turn their iPhone into a remote control for presentations.
Geetesh: SlideShark's new integrations with Box and Dropbox let users access presentations stored on these cloud services and present them via SlideShark -- can you tell us more about these integrations, and how they will be useful for on-the-road presenters?
Lisa: Sure. As you know, our award-winning SlideShark app lets users view, present and share PowerPoints on the iPad and iPhone. We continually introduce new features, with the goal of making it as easy as possible for mobile business professionals and individuals to interact with and deliver high-impact PowerPoint presentations on-the-go. Now, as more and more people rely on the cloud for storage, these new integrations give SlideShark users instant access -- all within the app -- to their PowerPoint files that are stored in Box and Dropbox.
As a first step, users must link their SlideShark account with their Box and/or Dropbox accounts. Then, right from within the SlideShark app on their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, they can instantly click to select the PowerPoint file(s) they’d like to import into SlideShark. From there, they can view the PowerPoint presentations on their iOS devices with fonts, graphics, animations and colors intact. They are also able to take advantage of all of SlideShark’s features -- including the Laser Pointer and Presenter Mode, as well as the ability to connect to TVs and projectors -- to deliver truly powerful presentations. For sales professionals, especially, the combination of easily accessing content from the cloud -- together with the ability to present PowerPoint the way it was meant to be seen on iPads and iPhones -- is a real game-changer, and is the true definition of mobile sales enablement.
Geetesh: You’re also announcing the ability to use an iPhone as a remote for an iPad-led SlideShark presentation -- tell us more.
Lisa: We're so excited about this feature and think our users will be too. In fact, it's something they have asked for. This feature will help mobile professionals be even more agile and effective when delivering presentations. Here's the gist of it: when delivering presentations from their iPad, users can now use SlideShark to wirelessly link their iPad with their iPhone -- turning their iPhone into a remote control. They can use the iPhone to control, advance and jump to specific slides, which is especially useful when iPad content is being projected onto a larger screen. In that case and with their iPhone in hand, users have more freedom to roam while delivering presentations -- all while navigating content in an easy, discreet manner.
We're glad to be continuing to support our users in their mobile presentation needs, and look forward to hearing what they think, as user feedback continues to play a key role in our product roadmap. Thanks for the opportunity to discuss these new features, Geetesh -- it’s been a pleasure talking with you.
Categories: brainshark, interviews, ipad, iphone, online_presentations, powerpoint
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