FlowVella brings multimedia shows to iPhone
FlowVella, the makers of an iPad and Mac app that rethinks PowerPoint for the cellular-first era, has now introduced its app to the iPhone. As with its pill counterpart, FlowVella enables you to create wealthy shows utilizing touches and gestures, whereas additionally including multimedia like GIFs, movies, audio, in addition to PDFs, phrases and pictures, as you would with extra conventional desktop productiveness software program.
As well as, the app makes it straightforward to tug in content material you have got saved within the cloud, on providers like Dropbox, Field, and others, or you possibly can seize photographs from Google Picture Search or movies from YouTube.
One other distinctive function that differentiates FlowVella’s shows from legacy productiveness software program is that its shows are supposed to be shared as URLs. Meaning, as an alternative of sharing attachments over e-mail, customers can simply ship a hyperlink. This not solely permits the shows to be up to date at any time, nevertheless it allows the monitoring and analytics options FlowVella gives, too. Plus, customers not have to fret with file sizes when sharing.
Nevertheless, within the case that a bodily file is required, FlowVella presents the power to export a presentation to a PDF.
The bigger concept with bringing the app to the iPhone is assembly buyer demand, the corporate explains, citing a survey from work administration platform Wrike, which said that almost half of execs at this time work from their cellular units greater than 20 occasions per day. A second survey from Brainshark, in the meantime, stated that sixty four % of salespeople prep shows from their automotive, and forty four % achieve this from a parking zone simply earlier than a gathering.
Extra importantly, FlowVella’s personal consumer base has been asking for an iPhone model, founder and CEO Brent Brookler tells us – it has been the primary or quantity two request thus far.
In different phrases, it is sensible to deliver FlowVella’s software program to the iPhone, as that is the system that’s all the time in hand.
“Because the speedy adoption and progress of Apple’s bigger telephones during the last yr and a half, there’s a rising development to construct extra highly effective productiveness instruments and apps for the iPhone,” says Brookler. “This area doesn’t have to be owned by ‘massive, faceless corporations’ the place innovation is sluggish and their interfaces are all adopted from desktop and mouse, the place FlowVella is actually a contact and gesture based mostly interface,” he explains.
In case you assume FlowVella seems to be acquainted, it might be since you keep in mind the corporate by its earlier identify – Flowboard. The corporate needed to rebrand again in 2014 after a trademark dispute discovered that its identify was too just like digital journal app Flipboard. On the time, FlowVella additionally launched new pricing, dropping the iPad app to free, and decreasing the price of the app on Mac.
To some extent, the rebranding harm the corporate’s momentum, Brookler admits. However the startup has achieved some notable wins since, too. For instance, a Smithsonian touring “Star Wars” exhibit makes use of FlowVella by way of iPad in an interactive kiosk as a part of its show.
At the moment, the iPhone model of FlowVella continues to be a free obtain for customers, however it gives a handful of membership tiers that customers can improve to by way of in-app buy, together with Premium, Professional, and Instructor ($10/mo). Premium ($5/mo) permits customers limitless “flows,” as these shows are referred to as, plus limitless screens, privateness choices, analytics and extra. Professional ($20/mo) provides gross sales and advertising professionals integration with CRM instruments, and extra superior monitoring and alerts, in addition to group sharing. College students, in the meantime, can use FlowVella at no cost after an improve course of, the corporate notes.
Brookler isn’t positive if iPhone customers will benefit from the brand new app to create shows from scratch, or if it is going to be used extra to make edits and modifications. However he does consider that being on the iPhone will give the startup a greater probability at enterprise adoption, as extra corporations supply staff iPhones than iPads.
Thus far, FlowVella has reached 300,000 registered customers, of which round 2 % are paid. And the Mac consumer base is extra more likely to improve, Brookler says.
FlowVella for iPhone is accessible on the iTunes App Retailer as a common app.
Sooner or later, the corporate will roll out an internet model to help the Home windows ecosystem, and can add help for widescreen shows.