SlideRocket Blog

UI 2.0 – Bringing Sexy Back

By Nat Robinson on September 18, 2008

Next week Mitch Grasso our CEO and Co-Founder is bringing sexy back by participating in a Silicon Valley Web Builder discussion panel that will tackle the topic of user interface 2.0. What is it? How is it defined? What does it look like? These questions and more will be answered by a great panel of Silicon Valley talent including Bill Wetherell, Director of UI Design at AOL, Elaine Wherry, VP of Products at Meebo and Stephen P. Anderson, VP of Design at Viewzi and moderated by Holly Liu, Director of User Experience and Co-Founder at Watercooler Inc.

There will be snacks, drinks and a raffle not to mention a great discussion. We hope to see you all there.

When: 9/24/2008 Wed 7:00-9:30pm

Where: AOL Campus – 401 Ellis Street, Mountain View, CA -  Room: Shasta

We’ve Got Your Public Beta Right Here

Today we opened up the SlideRocket beta to the public. Despite a couple of hiccups for Linux and Google Chrome users (resolved quickly), it went gangbusters. Welcome to all the new beta users who signed up and thanks again to all the private beta testers who helped get us to this point.

The public beta is our best release yet and has a whole host of new collaboration features to check out. You can create up to 4 additional users in your account and start using all the collaboration goodness like a shared slide and asset library, working  together on a presentation, sharing presentations or slides and setting permissions to determine user rights. You can hold web meetings and share your slides online around the world, and you can use SlideRocket metrics to see which of your peers has seen your slides…and which haven’t.

We’d love to know what you think of the new collaboration features and how you’re using them so feel free to fire an email to In the meantime, go forth and collaborate.

A SlideRocket for Every Platform

By Nat Robinson on September 2, 2008

We’re attending Office 2.0 this week and have been issued our attendee device du conference, the HP 2133 mini-note PC running HP Suse Enterprise Linux. We knew in theory our Flex based application would run on Suse Linux becuase Adobe Flash is supported across pretty much every major platform, (one of the major reasons it’s so great to develop on) but we wanted to see for ourselves. We’re jazzed to report that SlideRocket runs great on HP’s version of Suse Linux in FireFox with exactly the same look and feel, functionality, and delivery of content as in Windows running Opera or Mac OS running Safari with absolutely no tweaking or adjustment required. This means that whatever client OS you have you can edit, manage, collaborate, present, share and measure your slides on your device, a friend’s, at an event or in a cafe. Wherever you go, SlideRocket will be.