Dinesh Awasthi is Product Manager for authorSTREAM.com. In addition to developing the strategic product roadmap and implementation of various features on authorSTREAM, he works with the development team and keeps an eye on user feedback to formulate new releases. Dinesh holds a Masters degree in Computer Applications.
In this conversation, Dinesh discusses the new authorSTREAM mobile site.
Geetesh: Tell us about the new authorSTREAM mobile site, and how it will help users view and share presentations via their mobiles better?
Dinesh: Our new authorSTREAM mobile site lets users search through presentations and view any presentation right from their mobile phones, anytime and anywhere. We’ve tailor-made the site for the smaller screens of mobile devices and have added Facebook Like, Google +1, Twitter buttons for users to easily share the presentations.
Users don’t have to switch from mobile phone to desktop computer or laptop, they can view authorSTREAM presentations shared by their friends or colleagues on smartphones.
Geetesh: What are the benefits of showing presentations off smartphones compared to tablets and desktops – and how does the new authorSTREAM mobile site take advantage of these benefits? Also will the presentations work on mobiles that do not support Flash?
Dinesh: Smartphones are handy and easily accessible. Everyday hundreds and millions of people check email and browse Internet and access content from their smartphones.
Our idea of bringing presentations to smartphones was to give our users a quick access to their presentations on authorSTREAM. So they could run and share their presentations without switching platforms.
Whether it’s an impromptu meeting, or event, users can now view and share their presentations from their phones anytime and anywhere. Even the private presentations in their inbox run on the smartphones.
authorSTREAM presentations work on all devices that do not support Flash, including iPhone and iPad. Currently, we do not support animations, sound and other special effects. Considering that the use of these effects makes a slide show interactive, we would soon be adding these capabilities for Android compatible devices.