Presentation apps are certainly in fashion right now. And looking over the beta offering of Swipe, there’s no reason that fashion is going to change any time soon.
Presentation apps for everyone might be a bit challenging. But presentation apps for nearly everyone does seem feasible. And why not?
It was only a short time ago that PowerPoint, a market leader, was restricted to business types with the right software licence. No licence, no usage. That’s all changed now, of course. And apps like Swipe are in the ascendant. Lacking software shouldn’t mean you can’t watch a presentation on your computer or mobile device.
Backed by Passion Capital, the London-based start-up business is still in a public beta testing phase right now. But its app already looks good, promising a new presentation construction and viewing experience for all concerned. Presentation apps for everyone is a possibility.
Importantly Swipe presentations are built in a responsive design format meaning that your viewing of a Swipe presentation isn’t compromised by a display format. So watching a Swipe presentation on a notebook, an iPad or a mobile device proves equally good. Everyone can watch a Swipe presentation.
Everyone Can Build a Swipe Presentation
And, importantly, just about anyone can build a Swipe presentation from a variety of devices. All you really need is a browser window to get going. And once you are set up, you can drag all sorts of document types into your presentations: Keynote, EPS, PDF, PSD and image files for example.
Swipe presentations are equally accommodating of video formats encouraging some slick multimedia presenting opportunities. Rather neatly, you don’t need to input special code to get an embedded video to work in Swipe. All you need to do is add a YouTube or Vimeo URL link and Swipe does the rest.
There’s an example here.
Sharing a presentation is simple. All its creator has to do is share the presentation’s Swipe link with an audience. With everyone watching your presentation, a presentation creator can swipe through its slides narrating the whole way. It means that your viewing experience is synched with everyone else’s. That’s a proper remote viewing experience.
Sitting behind the Swipe application is a set of metrics and analyses that report back on your presentation’s success, views and general performance. Neat.
All in all, Swipe promises much. But if it can bring presentation apps for everyone a step nearer then it’s future’s looking good. Now, what about the monetization?