Keynote.app update hints at Apple’s presentation strategy
There’s an update for Apple’s Keynote software available, in conjunction with OS 10.6.6 and the debut of the new Mac App Store. Here’s some tidbits:
- Adds support for playback of Keynote presentations on iWork.com public beta, with over 15 animations and effects, when using the latest version of Safari.
- Includes public sharing and private upload document sharing options for iWork.com to Keynote, Pages, and Numbers.
The first one hints at a trend I think we’ll see continue: rich presentation media moving to the cloud. Web apps like 280slides and SlideRocket are already pushing new boundaries in this space, which coincides with the rapid adoption of HTML5 and CSS3 (thank you, Webkit!) - letting presentations actually look good.
The day we can give a presentation in a browser that looks and performs as well as from a high-end computer will be a great day. I still need smooth animations and HD video playback (keynote plays animations at 60fps, they look great), so that might be a while.