During our last LinkEd, I experimented with an app called SlideShark. I’ve had SlideShark on the iPad for a while now, but never really had the need to delve into it too much.
I painstakingly created my PowerPoint and then wished I had a better way to transport the content other than lugging the laptop. SlideShark allows iOS users (iPhone & iPad) to create PowerPoints, upload them to SlideShark online, download them and present them from their mobile Apple device.
My experiment was to use the iPad as the device showing the presentation on-screen with a VGA adapter and to use my iPhone as a remote to control the progression of the slides (see image).
It was flawless. And that’s saying quite a bit because I’m notorious for breaking technology or at least having to do the hokey pokey repeatedly in order for something to function properly right out of the box.
The remote feature with the iPhone allows you to swipe left or right to advance slides and a swipe upwards to bring up the slides and select a specific one to jump to. A reassuring vibration setting gives the presenter notification that a command has been sent to the presentation device (the iPad in my case).
SlideShark was easy, quick and didn’t require too much setup. They also give you the option to share or keep your slideshows private.