Windows Azure MVP Zia Khan, as part of a team of 11 developers, has created a free app titled Presentation Next. Presentation Next™ enables you to create lifelike presentational visual experiences in Windows 8 and that are equally viewable on Windows, iPad, Android, Linux, and Mac.
It allows anyone to create presentations that run in a browser on any device and look nothing like traditional slides. Instead of moving through slides, the user flies over a large map of concepts, zooming and shifting between them. It helps in creating movie like presentation shows using the latest leading edge and state of the art HTML5 based web technologies.
Presentation Next is a ‘tool’ that is meant to change the way people present their ideas in this web and mobile age. A Presentation Next presentation consists of an extremely large canvas in which you draw your ideas spatially using a mouse, touch, keyboard or a pen. It uses pan and zoom effects and animations to give the presentation a filmic look and feel: a cinematic poster style presentation builder.
For the last few year Zia's passion has been Windows 8 and HTML5 development. He wanted to create a tool that will allow the end user to create HTML5 documents without any knowledge of software development. Presentation Next is the manifestation of that dream.
Zia Khan felt the MVP program was invaluable to his work on Presentation Next. “My MVP status has allowed me to network with the best developers in my region. All the top developers we hired I met in my MVP events. It is a great networking and recruitment tool. Furthermore, the information and software (MSDN) I got through the MVP program helped me a lot to get started.”