I loved sliderocket and used it for all my presentations. I even made a little filter string that PoodLL’ers could use to embed SlideRocket presentations conveniently into Moodle. It was intuitive, integrated with Google Apps, had nice animations, good fonts, and an awesome online editor. And the best, all the presentations worked in HTML5. It was better than YouTube because it had everything that YouTube had, but users could interact with the content, ie go back and forward slides, click on links , edit/refine it later etc. I even upgraded to Pro for a while when I needed it. But went back down to ‘lite’ when I no longer needed all the features.
I was always worried about the “lock-in” ie you can’t take your presentations elsewhere. But I thought, “nah, something this good won’t die.” Then I got this high handed “we don’t need you anymore, get the heck off our ship” letter this morning. I appreciate the situation, its a hassle for me, but that’s life. But seriously, the letter is a bit gruff isn’t it? And think of all those users they are just casting aside …
Here is that letter:
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As the integration of SlideRocket into ClearSlide has progressed, it has become apparent that a shift in our approach toward Lite accounts like yours is necessary and appropriate. Due to both technical and practical reasons, we will no longer be integrating with Google Apps or offering Lite accounts of any type beyond the end of the year. Therefore, we will be retiring your SlideRocket account associated email@example.com
With any change, focus is important. ClearSlide is dedicated to delivering the highest quality sales engagement platform to sales and marketing teams across the world. Our product team has been hard at work integrating SlideRocket features into the ClearSlide platform. For more information about the integration, please see our blog post here.
We sincerely appreciate your support over these last five years, and if a switch to ClearSlide makes sense for your organization, we look forward to working with you there. If a move doesn’t make sense, please follow the steps on this support page to download any content you want to take with you, as all presentation links will also be retired at the end of year.
Thank you for accompanying us on this exciting ride!