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> Enterprise Collaboration & Presentation Software – SlideShark
130 Turner St., Building 1
Waltham, MA 02453
info [at] brainshark.com
Company Structure: Private Company, established in 1999
Operating Systems Supported: All Web Browsers, iOS
SlideShark is an app from Brainshark, Inc., for viewing, presenting and sharing PowerPoints on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. It can be downloaded for free in Apple’s App Store and at www.slideshark.com.
SlideShark was created to solve a problem facing hundreds of millions of business users.
That is, despite PowerPoint being integral to business communications – with more than 30 million decks created daily (per Microsoft) – it wasn’t possible to view these presentations properly or reliably on the iPad or iPhone. For sales reps, conference presenters/attendees, educators, consultants and road warriors across industries, this problem severely hindered their daily routines and limited agility on the road.
Now, with SlideShark, users can view and present PowerPoints on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch the way they were meant to be seen – with fonts, animations, graphics and colors intact. The app also serves as a platform for distributing, tracking and managing content in the cloud.
Here’s how it works:
UPLOAD. Users upload a PowerPoint file – from their computer, iOS device or cloud storage account (Box, Dropbox) – to their free, secure SlideShark account. SlideShark automatically converts the file into an iOS-optimized format.
VIEW: Users then use SlideShark to download and view the presentation on their iOS device(s). Navigating presentations is a snap – users simply swipe or tap to advance animations and slides.
SHARE & TRACK: Users can share presentations online for on-demand viewing on any device. SlideShark also provides analytics that show when and how presentations are being viewed.
In addition, SlideShark lets users:
- View and present decks offline.
- Project presentations onto a TV/screen for delivery to larger groups.
- Use their iPhone as a remote control to advance and navigate presentations projected from (or viewed on) the iPad.
- Centrally manage content for distributed teams (SlideShark Team Edition).
- Create a laser pointer effect while presenting.
- Hide and reorder slides.
- Take advantage of “Presenter Mode” – which lets presenters view their slide notes, timers, an animation counter and upcoming slides on their iPad… all while the audience sees the current slide projected on a separate screen, in full-screen mode.
- And more.
Since its launch one year ago, SlideShark has experienced significant industry traction. Milestones include:
A steady rate of two downloads/min., 24×7.
Individual and corporate users in more than 140 countries – from Canada to China to Saudi Arabia, and in nearly half the countries in Africa.
Continuously ranked among the top “Productivity Apps” in Apple’s App Store.
An App Store rating of 4.5 stars (out of 5), based on thousands of user reviews.
A dozen industry awards.
More than 500 positive media reviews, including in USA Today, Forbes and InformationWeek.
Used by companies worldwide to improve mobile workforce effectiveness. NASA used the app to train for asteroid exploration.
SlideShark is committed to serving the needs of its user base, and invites ideas and suggestions. New product releases are issued on a near-monthly basis, with user feedback often helping to drive product development and new features.