Brainshark’s SlideShark App Earns Top Honors in Mobile Star Awards™

"SlideShark App is Recognized for Innovation and Widespread Adoption; Win Comes on the Heels of Additional Industry Recognition, Including Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award"

WALTHAM, Mass. — January 15, 2013 — Brainshark, Inc., the leader in online and mobile presentations, today announced its SlideShark app has been named a winner in the Mobile Star Awards™ program, hosted by mobile technology news and events site With more than 1 million downloads by businesses and individuals worldwide, SlideShark gives users the ability to view, present and share PowerPoints on the iPad and iPhone while retaining fonts, graphics and animations.

The Mobile Star Awards, now in their 11th year, highlight “best of” entries in categories including mobile apps, enterprise mobile solutions, enterprise success stories, mobile marketing and more. SlideShark was named a “Superstar” – the highest ranking – in the “Enterprise Solutions: Collaboration and Presentation” category. Winners were chosen by the nearly 10,000 subscribers to MobileVillage’s free “Go Mobile™” e-newsletter, which delivers top mobile technology stories.

“The Mobile Star Awards recognize exciting products and companies that are the ‘stars to watch’ and that are reshaping their industries,” said Gary Thayer, Mobile Star Awards director. “We’re pleased to recognize SlideShark as a winner for the second consecutive year, and congratulate them on the app’s innovation and widespread adoption.”

In addition to having powerful presentation features, SlideShark and the business-oriented version, SlideShark Team Edition, also let users distribute, track and manage PowerPoint content in the cloud. Within the last year, the app has achieved significant milestones including:

  • More than two downloads per minute, 24x7.
  • A continuous ranking among the top “Productivity Apps” in Apple’s App Store.
  • More than a dozen industry awards, recognizing SlideShark’s role in enhancing sales force and enterprise-wide productivity. Most recently, SlideShark was honored by the Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards in the “Best Advance in Unique Sales and Marketing Technology” category. This comes on the heels of SlideShark’s recent “Best Sales App” win in TabTimes’ Tabby Awards as well.

“With mobility increasingly integrated in business processes, SlideShark helps professionals use their mobile devices to a greater extent – with the ability to view, dynamically present and manage PowerPoint content,” said Brainshark CEO Joe Gustafson. “We are excited to win a Mobile Star Award; it is particularly meaningful as it represents the voice of the mobile professionals that rely on SlideShark to do their jobs. As the industry standard for viewing and delivering PowerPoints on iOS devices, we are committed to continuing to innovate and deliver a superior user experience.”

For more information about SlideShark and SlideShark Team Edition, please visit and More information about the Mobile Star Awards is available at

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About Brainshark

Brainshark’s data-driven sales enablement and readiness platform provides client-facing teams with the knowledge, skills and resources they need to perform at the highest level. With best-of-breed solutions for training and coaching, as well as cutting-edge insights into sales performance, customers can ensure their sales reps are always ready to make the most of any selling situation. With Brainshark, companies can: enable sales teams with on-demand training that accelerates onboarding and keeps reps up-to-speed; validate readiness with sales coaching and practice that ensure reps master key messages; empower teams with dynamic content that can be created quickly, updated easily and accessed anywhere; and use powerful scorecards to visualize sales performance trends and make real connections from improved readiness to increased revenue. Thousands of customers – including more than half of the Fortune 100 – rely on Brainshark to close performance gaps and get better results from their sales enablement initiatives. Learn more at