Quick Test Drive of the Apple iPad SlideRocket App
Many thanks to Tedd Fox for tweeting about the availability of the SlideRocket app for the Apple iPad. To those that follow me on Twitter (@langonej), you will know that I cutover to using SlideRocket a few months ago (paid subscription). My very first attempt to use SlideRocket for a customer presentation was in an offline (no WiFi, no 3G) secured building with some very high profile Government officials. Fortunately (a big fortunately), I had the presentation also loaded in Keynote, so I plugged along without hiccup.
I’ve tweeted about my displeasure for a lack of offline support for the Apple iPad and for Android-based tablets (I love my Asus Transformer). Unfortunately, VMware has only release an Apple iPad version today.
The app is visually appealing from the initial login screen.
The first step is to download some of your SlideRocket presentations to your iPad to they can be available when you are offline. To see your presentations, select the SHOW ONLINE PRESENTATIONS box in the upper right.
Once a presentation is downloaded, the down arrow will change color.
Now this is where SlideRocket becomes much more than KeyNote or another presentation viewer…ANALYTICS. Upon selecting an offline presentation to watch there are three options:
In my very limited experience thus far in playing an imported PPTX Powerpoint presentation with minimal animations and a few layering graphics, the animations work well (timing not perfect, but good enough) but the layered images don’t come perfect. For example, in one slide I have a white box with a logo on top of the box (box has been Sent to Back). The logo doesn’t show. Not the end of the world.
Invite is a means of inviting someone to your presentation via email with the following options (already familiar to existing users of SlideRocket):
For more information on Analytics in SlideRocket, please see this intro. Some of the key metrics are shown below.