Cloud-based business presentations specialist Brainshark announced the launch of SlideShark Anywhere, extending features and benefits of SlideShark to PC, Mac and Windows 8 tablet users.
Previously available only on Apple iOS devices, SlideShark enables business professionals to access, show and share up-to-date PowerPoints, and track presentation views and activity whether they’re using their iOS device, computer or Windows 8 tablet.
SlideShark Anywhere is accessible directly from the SlideShark online content catalog for SlideShark Team Edition subscribers.
Businesses can use SlideShark Team Edition to provide centralized access to approved content, and track presentation views and activity, including who’s watching content and when, and also who is presenting it (which deck, time spent on each slide and more), offering insights into sales activities and content usage.
PC, Mac and Windows 8 tablet users can access approved presentations from a selection of Web browsers, including Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari and navigate slides using the Web-based interface. Arrow buttons and/or mouse clicks advance animations and slides.
Organizations using the platform can broadcast presentations live over the Web and invite others to follow along, and click to share presentations and track viewing activity to see, for example, when prospect interest is hot.
When broadcasting to remote attendees, users can access a presenter’s view – with an animation counter for each slide, and collapsible sections for speaker notes, slide thumbnails and broadcast information. Presenters receive data on who attended and how long, and which decks and slides were shown.
Users can also play presentations, full screen, during in-person meetings. A tray with slide thumbnails makes it possible to jump to previous or upcoming slides.
The platform is also designed to help eliminate version control issues. When a presentation is updated, the latest copy is automatically pushed out to everyone with access to the deck – on any device. The new copy overrides the previous version, helping maintain version control and message consistency.
"Our corporate users have been eager to have SlideShark available on multiple devices, and we’re very pleased to provide this functionality via Web browser through SlideShark Anywhere," David Klein, Brainshark’s vice president of product management, said in a statement. "Now, SlideShark Team Edition users who don’t have iPads, along with those who use multiple devices – and want to use their iPad on the road and PC at their desk, for instance – can access SlideShark presentations from a single location and take advantage of the app’s presentation features, analytics and other benefits."