March 31, 2016 in Productivity (F)
[prMac.com] New York, NY - WeKast launches on Kickstarter seeking $50,000 to manufacture its presentation solution that eliminates setup, while increasing mobility and engagement. The WeKast device boasts a plug & cast wireless technology that allows users to move around the room freely while controlling their presentations from a mobile device.
WeKast announces a solution that enables presenters to seamlessly cast and control presentations from mobile devices without wires, wi-fi or any additional outside technology. Solutions on the market today, typically take between 5 to 20 minutes of pre-presentation setup. This awkward time-wasting process, involving wires, computers and wifi connections, often tethers presenters to a laptop or PC affecting a speaker's use of body language and their ability to engage with an audience.
Alternatively, with its built in power source and wi-fi, WeKast doesn't rely on any outside technology beyond a screen. The WeKast setup involves just three simple steps: 1. Plug the device into any screen. 2. Open the pre-downloaded app. 3. Select a presentation. The standalone solution can be brought into any meeting room and works instantly - without the need for wires, internet/wifi or even a computer/laptop.
The WeKast solution is designed to present slides exactly as they were original formatted on the computer with all animation, fonts, colors, graphics, video and audio represented seamlessly. The WeKast plug-in converts files into a mobile-optimized format which sends presentations directly to its Android and iOS mobile app. Users can then control the presentation from their device while keeping time using the app's timer and viewing their presenter notes within the app.
"After carrying our laptops around, untangling wires, and having to rely on spotty wifi networks with elusive passwords one too many times, we knew we needed to create a device that provided setup-free mobile presentations," says Noemie Alliel, CEO of WeKast. "It took a lot of R&D, but we are excited to finally share our project with the Kickstarter community. With their support and input we know we can produce the perfect presentation solution."
WeKast also offers "WeKast Engage", a robust social tool located in the app to help presenters socialize presentations through story sharing, encouraging feedback and allowing follow up with attendees. "WeKast Engage" capability can push slides to audience devices as each slide is presented. After which, attendees can mark them up for their own use. "WeKast Engage" also offers slide-by-slide 'like' voting, audience questions, Twitter engagement, as well as polling and other social features.
Early birds can back the Kickstarter campaign to get their WeKast for $89, which is 41% off of MSRP. Rewards are set to ship to backers by January 2017.
Founded in 2014, WeKast was born out of necessity, for our own use. We then realized that so many of our friends felt the same way. After carrying our laptops around, untangling wires, and having to rely on spotty wifi networks one too many times, we knew we needed to create a device that provided setup-free mobile presentations. It was time to put an end to the painful presentation process that wastes time and that has not been disrupted in years. Our company is passionate with creating an unmatched solution that's easy-to-use. Our mission is to provide a reliable presenting solution to help people optimize their presentations in every way. So far, all of our feedback has been over the top, everyone from professionals "on-the-go" to entrepreneurs are enjoying the many useful benefits of WeKast. Together with our team, we take our passion for innovation beyond our products and in every decision we make. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 WeKast. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.