SlideShare on Mobile: Bringing Presentations into the Mobile Age
April 16, 2014
The world is mobile, and so are presentations. You’ve probably grappled with pulling up a presentation on your phone while running to a meeting, right? Or wished you could reach into your pocket and showcase a deck to better illustrate your point?
We hear you. Today we’re excited to introduce three new SlideShare products designed to give you an awesome mobile experience: our first mobile app, a completely redesigned mobile web experience and a mobile preview feature for uploads on desktop. Combined, these products make it easier to access, view and share your presentations on-the-go, but they also help you with what SlideShare does best: Discover content through people and people through content.
Our New App: A Beautiful Viewing Experience – and Personalized Content --- in Your Pocket
Our new SlideShare Android app brings you relevant, interesting and personalized content that also looks great and is easy to read on your phone. With our app, you can:
- Follow the latest insights on topics of your choice
- See presentations uploaded by friends and colleagues
- Save SlideShares to read later or offline
- Share your favorite presentations with your friends and social networks
Since mobile content is all about quick and easy consumption, our designers came up with an innovative way to quickly scan content: You can swipe through a deck without leaving your feed of presentations. Once you discover a presentation you love, you can view it in full-screen and zoom in as needed.
Swipe and Share on the Mobile Web
For those of you who visit SlideShare on your mobile devices – and there are lots of you; views on mobile increased 223% last year! – we’re happy to introduce a better presentation experience. Mobile web visitors can now swipe from slide to slide within a presentation, as you can in the app. Adding swipe capability to our mobile website was a fun challenge for our engineers (see how they did it) and we hope you enjoy it!
We’ve also made it easier for you to share SlideShares with your friends and social networks directly from your mobile device. Android users can now seamlessly send favorite SlideShares to friends and colleagues via SMS text; iOS users can do the same via WhatsApp.
Helping Content Creators Go Mobile
Last but not least, we want to help content creators look great on mobile, too. Most presentations are still made with desktop software, which gives little attention to how decks will look on mobile devices. We want to help our uploaders create content that is mobile-friendly, and can be read easily and shared efficiently from any device.
When you upload a SlideShare, you will now see a preview of how it will look on different mobile devices. It’s a friendly reminder to users that content is consumed in many ways today. (Learn tips and tricks for making your SlideShares mobile friendly.)
This is Just the Start
This is just the beginning of many more mobile products and features to come, and as a member of the SlideShare community, we want to hear your feedback. Take the app for a spin, view our new mobile website, use mobile preview, and tell us what you like, what you don’t and what you wish you had. In return, we promise to continue building the best mobile presentation experience out there.
Update: SlideShare is now on iOS! <<Download the SlideShare App for iOS>>