Open Hack Day winner hack turns product – SlideShare goes mobile

This morning I was positively surprised to get a message that the Slideshare for Mobile winning hack of the Open Hack Day in Bangalore (we reported about this) now made it into a live product.

slideshare mobile

The hack team (who work for Slideshare) used Yahoo Blueprint and their own new API that creates JPGs from Powerpoint, PDF, and Keynote presentations to allow their users to watch presentations without relying on Flash. This means that you can watch any SlideShare presentation on the iphone or other modern mobile device.

Congratulations to the Slideshare team of hackers to get this out so quickly and using the time at the open hack day very effectively indeed.

Chris Heilmann
Yahoo Developer Network