Category sponsor Brett Greene of Fresh Consulting with Haiku Deck founders Adam Tratt and Kevin Leneway, winners of App of the Year.

Zillow, Haiku Deck, Tred nominated for Webby Awards honoring top apps, websites

Nominations were released today for the 18th annual Webby Awards, the Oscars-style bash for Internet innovation, creativity and other wacky stuff. As usual, Seattle area companies are well represented on the list of nominees, which spans categories in digital advertising, film, writing, website and mobile apps. There are eight Seattle-related innovations up for this year’s Webby… Read More

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Jackson Fish Market debuts app to help teachers, realtors, restaurant owners make presentations

The six-person team at Seattle-based software design firm Jackson Fish Market knew that there were people making presentations on a regular basis — realtors, restaurant owners and teachers, to be specific. But often times, their slideshows lacked great design and used the not-so-pretty stock templates offered by programs like Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple KeyNote. So, to help those… Read More

Haiku Deck co-founders Kevin Leneway and Adam Tratt were nominated for a 2014 Webby.

Haiku Deck reaches 1M downloads, CEO says ‘we’re just at the start of something huge’

Things are rolling at Haiku Deck in the form of a new iPhone app and an impressive milestone. The Seattle-based presentation app maker just crossed the one million download mark, a notable achievement given the company’s series of pivots over the past four years. The TechStars Seattle grad, led by former Cranium executive Adam Tratt, originally… Read More

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Flowboard’s iPad presentation app now lets you embed YouTube videos, PDFs

Seattle-based iPad storytelling app Flowboard just updated its platform to allow users to embed YouTube videos and PDFs into their presentations. Flowboard, which launched this past April, lets anyone create touch-enabled stories, whether it’s for business, school, or something simple like sharing travel photos or cooking recipes. Now in version 1.2, you can add YouTube clips and PDF files into… Read More

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Startup advice from Haiku Deck CEO: It’s not about the product — it’s how you make people feel

Adam Tratt’s first slide at yesterday’s Seattle Tech Meetup was simple: A picture of himself with the words “Don’t Be Like Me.” No, he wasn’t talking about the Adam Tratt of today, who is running an up-and-coming iPad presentation helper that won GeekWire’s App of the Year. Rather, he was referring to the Adam Tratt who started a… Read More

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Haiku Deck inks deal with Getty Images, rolls out new features

Haiku Deck has sealed a deal to integrate more than one million photos from Getty Images, part of a plan by the Seattle startup to help users enhance their presentations with compelling photography. “Pictures, above all, grab our attention and connect with our emotions, making stories vivid and ideas memorable,” said Adam Tratt, co-founder and… Read More

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GeekWire Awards: Vote for Startup of the Year

We’re nearing the end of the voting for the GeekWire Awards, and today we’ve got a big category on hand: Startup of the Year. To qualify for Startup of the Year, companies had to be three years or younger, and on a fast-track to success. We’re expecting a tight competition in this field of contenders,… Read More

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GeekWire Awards: Vote here for App of the Year

It’s time to cast your vote in one of the most hotly contested categories of this year’s GeekWire Awards: App of the Year. Competing for your vote are a great mix of newly released apps along with established titles that made significant upgrades and additions over the past year. The finalists in this category — Glympse,… Read More

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Q&A: How this Seattle startup could take a bite out of Microsoft PowerPoint

Giant Thinkwell’s latest product, Haiku Deck, has been getting quite a bit of attention over the last few weeks.  We covered the team of three — Adam Tratt, Kevin Leneway, and Marc Kamaka — and the launch of their iPad-based presentation tool earlier this month. They were also one of the few startups that Valley celeb Robert Scoble interviewed while… Read More