I suggest you ...

add the option of having a guide presentation sound file

This might be an elaborate feature, but I think it would make the application absolutely killer, and remove the need to make screencasts for everything one ever does.

It would work like this: In addition to creating the slideset, one could upload an MP3 file or similar, which contains whatever voiceover one needs. Different cue-points in the sound file (just time-markers, basically) would map to slides, which the visualization engine will then transition between. In other words, the HTML engine will automatically page as different parts of the audio presentation is reached.

Similarly, manually flipping between slides will automatically make the audio file jump to the corresponding time, so that the audio presentation and the visual presentation is always in sync.

This would allow people to make completely fully featured automatic presentations with guidance in addition to having quick access to the different decks for browsing.

I would easily pay double for PRO for this feature. Thanks for listening.

If my explanation is unclear, imagine a cross between slid.es as it is today and an application like Soundnote: http://soundnote.com/

Thanks for listening!

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  • recobayu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Pablo Ambram,
    In the slides editor, click HTML. Then add <audio> code. Here is my first page code in http://slides.com/recobayu/undangan

    <img style="position: absolute; max-height: none; max-width: none; width: 571.975px; height: 178.278px; z-index: 4; left: 193px; top: 91px;" class="absolute-element" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/09/Basmalah.svg"/>
    <h2 data-fragment-index="0" style="position: absolute; width: 306.232px; height: 58px; z-index: 4; left: 329px; top: 310px; max-height: none; max-width: none;" class="absolute-element fragment visible">
    <font style="font-size: 42px;">Menikah

    <font data-fragment-index="1" class="absolute-element fragment visible" style="font-size: 18px; position: absolute; width: 214.108px; height: 44px; z-index: 4; left: 375px; top: 366px; max-height: none; max-width: none;">InsyaAllah 24 Mei 2014</font>
    <img style="position: absolute; max-height: none; max-width: none; width: 308px; height: 148px; z-index: 4; left: 314px; top: 388px;" class="absolute-element" src="https://dl.dropbox.com/s/fhkpx640hz75v2z/judulatas.svg"/>
    <audio style="position: absolute; width: 310px; height: 28px; z-index: 4; left: 332px; top: 656px;" class="absolute-element" controls="controls" autoplay="true">
    <source src="https://dl.dropbox.com/s/wwb6ue0nir7aknf/mo%20maharku%20untukmu.mp3&quot; type="audio/mpeg">
    <embed height="80px" width="100px">

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  • Rick Billings commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Excellent suggestion. I have a huge need for audio and the navigation with Slid.es is fantastic. I also would pay more for audio. Thanks!

  • Lars Thomas Denstad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thanks, that sounds fantastic!

    It would be nice to be able to upload too, as I like to edit my presentations, and maybe slap some banjo and marimba in the background, but the ability to record in-app would also we awesome.

    I understand that it will take some time, I'm in no rush. Thanks for the feedback!

  • AdminOwen (Owner, Slides) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thanks for the idea, Lars. We have a similar feature planned which will enable authors to record audio together with cue points while stepping through the presentation. What you're suggesting is very similar to that except that the audio would be uploaded from the filesystem.

    We will be pursuing this but it's a pretty big feature and may take some time to get to.

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