SlideShare, owned by LinkedIn has announced it was rolling out its first ever iOS application. Recall that SlideShare was acquired by LinkedIn in 2012, and was expected to roll out an application designed for iOS before now; so it is a case of better late than never.
The new application was designed using Swift, and is optimized to work on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. It offers a modern, clean layout that enables easy browsing and enables users to search-through the representations hosted on the SlideShow service.
One of the main attractions for this newly designed app is the fact that it allows you to “like and share” the presentations you come across while using SlideShare. It also allows you to follow your favourite categories, which makes it a more engaging application as it allows you to enjoy a more social experience.
The developers also included a feature that allows users have their own profiles. The profiles enable users to see all the presentations they have liked, uploaded, and saved. Users can also view their presentations from their friend’s and professional networks, tie LinkedIn’s social graph into SlideShare more directly. This feature enables you to see what is popular inside your own group.
Want to be notified when someone in your network uploads anything new? That’s not a problem as the developers have also made it possible for the new app to notify you on new uploads, LinkedIn notes, and iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will also be able to get two customized “SlideShares of the Day” that refresh regularly in the Today’s section of your ‘Notification Centre’.
For better viewing, the iOS SlideShare app provides its users a full-screen landscape mode.
The app, which is available on iTunes for free, is not the company’s first release as there have been previous releases for Android, which is available on Google Play.
Acquired by LinkedIn in 2012, SlideShare enjoys more than 12 million uploads every day, with 60 million unique visitors on a monthly basis. Presently, the company says it has more than 15 million presentations across various categories including Entertainment, Education, Business, Marketing, Designs, News and Politics, Technology, and Finance.
The platform remains the world’s largest community for sharing presentations and professional business contents. It allows users to share files both privately and publicly in various formats including Keynote, PowerPoint, and OpenDocument presentations. The original concept was for businesses to share slide among employees, but has since developed into a wider platform where people can share other things.