Two Billion Training Courses With PowerPoints Now Run on Mindflash iPad App
PALO ALTO, CA, Nov 28, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Mindflash, the leading online training platform for businesses,
today announced the launch of its breakthrough iPad training
application. For the first time, the 7.5 million PowerPoint training
documents created daily (nearly two billion over the past 12 months)
by businesses worldwide(1) can not only be viewed perfectly on the
iPad, but can also be seamlessly integrated with training videos,
quizzes and surveys to create a compelling, mobile learning
experience for the nearly 20 million business users of iPads
globally(2). The Mindflash iPad app is available and free for current
Mindflash customers in the Apple Store today.
"Businesses create their employee training materials in PowerPoint...
period," stated Donna Wells, CEO of Mindflash. "Whether you love or
hate PowerPoint, it's a fact. So the explosion of remote work and
iPad business usage has created a massive gap between all of that
training documentation... and the mobile workforce that needs that
information on the go. Our iPad app closes that gap."
The Mindflash iPad app allows corporate trainers to easily create web
and mobile training courses with no IT support required, saving them
significant time and money versus live, webinar or LMS-based
training. Content creators simply sign up for a free, 30-day
Mindflash trial, design a course and engage their employees via
Mindflash's automated invitation, reminder and assessment tools.
Employees can then access those courses on a computer anytime,
anywhere they have Internet access and, as of today, on an iPad with
the download of Mindflash's free app.
Key Features of the Mindflash iPad app include:
-- Truly "Desktop-Equivalent" Experience: Trainees can view training
documents on their iPad exactly as they do on their desktop.
PowerPoint animations, embedded videos and hyperlinks all work
-- Seamless Training Experience: Trainees can start a course on their
office computer and pick up where they left off on their iPad while
commuting home. Their time-in-course and quiz scores are recorded
across all devices, in real time.
-- Uniquely Engaging, Mobile Training Experience: Mindflash courses
seamlessly integrate PowerPoint, Word or PDF content with videos,
YouTube and hyperlinked content to give trainees an interactive
learning experience while working from home, the airport or the
customer's office lobby -- anywhere.
-- Real-Time Management Reporting of Mobile Learning: Trainers get
instant access to data on trainees' progress and performance across
all of their desktop and mobile sessions.
"The new Mindflash app raises the bar for training on the iPad," added
Wells. "For the first time, trainers can easily create interactive
and mobile training courses from the files they use every day. We're
delivering a capability that is critical to business success in our
increasingly mobile, Bring Your Own Device environment."
Over 400,000 courses have been completed by hundreds of thousands of
trainees on Mindflash since its September 2010 launch. This rapid
growth has been driven by the software's award-winning ease-of-use,
and by 2012 enhancements including a deeply integrated application
with Yammer, the leading social enterprise network. To try Mindflash
free for 30 days visit www.mindflash.com.
Mindflash provides the leading online platform for
employee and customer training. Its cloud-based, simple-yet-powerful
design allows businesses to more easily create and manage critical
company training programs -- saving them significant time and money.
No engineering or IT support is required, as there is no software to
install or maintain. Courses are available securely anytime, anywhere
that employees have Internet access. Courses are created using the
file types that businesses already use (PowerPoint, PDF, Word, video,
audio). Trainers simply upload and organize files using an intuitive
course dashboard, add quizzes, and then publish to the web to create
self-paced new hire training, sales training, customer certification
courses, etc. As needed, the software scales to support thousands of
simultaneous training sessions. Mindflash customers include Hilton
Hotels, LoanDepot, Spectrum Healthcare, Ericsson, Airbnb, Yammer,
Shutterfly and Dyson.
Founded in 1999, Mindflash is a privately held company and
headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. To learn more, please visit
(1) As early as 2001, estimates were 30 million PowerPoints made per
Mindflash analysis indicates 25% contain training content.
(2) 100 million iPads sold to date:
21% of IPad use for Business
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