Wednesday, February 22, 2012

authorSTREAM releases mobile website

Online PowerPoint presentation sharing platform authorSTREAM that claims to be second largest presentation sharing platform (obviously first being SlideShare) has announced the release of mobile version of the website.

Tailor-made  optimized for the smaller screens of mobile devices,  lets users view the presentations, search through featured presentations, and share the presentations via Facebook wall, tweet, Google +1 or via email using any smartphone.    

Unlike desktop version of authorSTREAM where animations, sound and videos are supported the mobile version just shows slides as static images. However, as per authorSTREAM they would be adding multimedia capabilities for Android devices going forward. authorSTREAM presentations were already  iPad compatible but the website was not mobile optimized. authorSTREAM's nearest competitor SlideShare already has a mobile compatible version of the website.     

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

PowerPoint usage statistics and market share

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PowerPoint industry has flourished like anything in last few years. More and more people have started using PowerPoint presentations for business, education and marketing activities. The success of  new product ideas and use cases like online PowerPoint sharing, converting PowerPoint presentations to videos, creating synchronized PowerPoint presentations validates the rapid growth of PowerPoint industry.

This growth is the reason that lot many people [Entrepreneurs, Product Managers, Analysts]  look for stats related to usage of PowerPoint presentations and try to estimate the size of PowerPoint market. No doubt that such stats [even estimates] are of much  importance to any business or product idea related to PowerPoint and PowerPoint users.

Here are few important estimated stats about PowerPoint that might help those looking for such stats. We would keep on updating these stats with links to resources from where they come from:

  • How many PowerPoint users are there?: There are more than 500 million users of  PowerPoint   worldwide. [Source of information]
  • How many presentations are created daily?: More than 30 million presentations  are created everyday  [Source of information]    
  • Use of PowerPoint in teaching: Over 6 Million Teachers around the world use PowerPoint for classroom lectures [Source of information]
  • Use of PowerPoint in Business and Education: More than 120 million people are using PowerPoint to create business and educational presentations worldwide.  [Source of information
  • Estimated sale of PowerPoint software $100m     [Source of information]
  • Average PowerPoint runs for 250 minutes start up to shutdown   [Source of information]
  • The average PowerPoint slide shows has 40 words   [Source of information]
  • Microsoft PowerPoint has estimated 95% share of presentation software market  [Source of information]


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