LinkedIn SlideShare: Professional Knowledge

View informative slideshow presentations



Date: 18.04.2018 Author: Jay

SlideShare for iOS is brought to you by the good people of LinkedIn. The app features professional and amateur pictorial slideshows aimed at enlightening and entertaining users with cool and informative imagery.

SlideShare is an interesting app, though perhaps little more than a corporate manipulation of advertising. The app presents in portrait mode to deliver a highly dynamic, visual presentation of visual presentations. The app is essentially a collection of pictures, with minimal text and some striking imagery. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this app contains an entire encyclopedia of knowledge, though I question the effectiveness and usefulness of most of it. The interface is dynamic, focusing on categories like: Arts & Photos, Automotive, Design, Devices & Hardware, News & Politics, and Technology. Just scroll vertically through the menu of categories, then slide horizontally to preview what each one has to offer. Click on a category you like to bring up another visually based interface of all the offerings to view collections of thumbnails, and click again to bring up the full slideshow.

Images within a slideshow are viewed individually in fullscreen mode, and can be saved, shared, and liked in the usual ways. Just swipe left and right to advance to the next image in the series. The presented information is aimed at inspiring you, one way or another, but is also just another opportunity for corporations to bombard us with advertising, masked as a professional slideshow.

SlideShare functioned well, but I did encounter several lags and hangs when loading pictures. Overall, this is an interesting collection of pictures, but ultimately, the app had little else to offer but slick adverts.