Does your PowerPoint presentation need a little spice? 9Slides, a Seattle startup led by former Microsoftie Ruchit Garg, thinks it can help. And today the company is rolling out a new iPad app, which allows users to quickly add video to the presentation using the iPad’s built-in camera.
Garg notes that the service could be used by a salesperson to create a tailored video message for each client.
“People are increasingly resorting to publishing their presentations online, but so far there has been no easy-to-use tool to publish a presentation where your slides and a video of you presenting, are shown side by side”, says Garg.
9Slides is free for the first five talks with limited features. A premium version, for 10 talks without ads and including analytics, starts at $9.99 per month. The service supports multiple file formats for importing slide presentations, including PowerPoint; PDF files, as well as documents created in Prezi, Apple’s Keynote or Microsoft Excel
9Slides isn’t the only Seattle area startup looking to attack the presentation market. Adam Tratt’s Haiku Deck unveiled an iPad app last year, with Tratt telling us on the GeekWire podcast that the “category for presentations was ripe for an overhaul.”
Here’s a closer look at how 9Slides works:
Previously on GeekWire: Ruchit Garg’s 9Slides unveils presentation software to easily sync slides with videos