Brainshark’s SlideShark App Honored in 2011 Mobile Star Awards

"SlideShark Enables Mobile Professionals to Reliably and Professionally Show PowerPoints from the iPad"

WALTHAM, Mass. — December 19, 2011 — Brainshark, Inc., the leader in online and mobile video presentations, today announced that its SlideShark app has been named a winner in the 10th annual Mobile Star AwardsTM program, hosted by mobile technology news and events site Available for free in Apple’s App Store, SlideShark is the one and only application for reliably and professionally showing PowerPoints on the iPad.

The Mobile Star Awards showcase “best of” entries in categories including mobile apps, wireless network solutions, enterprise mobile software, enterprise success stories, technology visionaries and more. SlideShark was recognized as a “Shining Star” in the “Enterprise Software: Education or Presentation” category. Winners were chosen by subscribers of MobileVillage’s free, biweekly “Go MobileTM” e-newsletter, which provides information on top mobile technology stories.

“The Mobile Star Awards pit today’s most exciting new mobile products against established competitors, and thousands of mobile-savvy readers choose the winners,” said Gary Thayer, Mobile Star Awards director. “Winners are chosen by real users who love the product and are respected in the industry as the new ‘stars’ to watch. We’re thrilled to honor SlideShark, which in two short months, has already attained a significant following and momentum.” 

Since its launch in October 2011, SlideShark has averaged two downloads per minute, 24x7, and is consistently ranked among the top five productivity apps in Apple’s App Store. SlideShark allows users to view and show PowerPoint presentations with animations, fonts, graphics and colors intact – solving the problem of PowerPoint’s incompatibility on the iPad.

“As the iPad becomes more and more entrenched in business processes, we’re pleased to provide SlideShark so mobile professionals can view and show the PowerPoints they rely on,” said Brainshark CEO Joe Gustafson. “We’ve been excited with the app’s rapid adoption and are honored to have received this recognition from MobileVillage. It’s a testament to our hardworking team, and we all look forward to continuing to support the needs of iPad and other tablet users who want to share business content in high-impact ways.”

For more information about SlideShark and to download the app, please visit More information about the annual Mobile Star Awards program 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. Over 1000 amazing companies – including many in the the Fortune 100 – rely on Brainshark to close performance gaps and get better results from their sales enablement initiatives. Learn more at