Prezi in HTML5

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HTML5 Prezi embeds. I realize the whole application probably needs flash to create Prezis, but as far as I know you should be able to display prezis on other websites (the embed) as HTML5. This would allow those on phones or ipads to view presentations.
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Thomas Gulløv Longhi

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WIN 8 kills Flash - so I am looking very much forward to the HTML 5 version :)
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slidedynamic, Champion

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Is that a bit like Silverlight was going to kill flash.
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Eric Schulzke

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It's weird to me that the company is not responding to this thread more directly. That is not a good sign.
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Simon Patrick

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With Android Jellybean dropping flash support, and Adobe saying they will no longer update it after 15th August surely this topic, which is over TWO years old, deserves some kind of official response. I've been using Prezi on and off for a few years now and it's come to the point where the product is refined and stable enough for me to start to build some serious offerings that I could resell to clients, BUT unless I know there is a roadmap for HTML5 compatibility I can't invest my time and money into that, nor can I recommend it to clients.
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Tim Knight

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I'd love using Prezi embeds as an alternative to video to get a company message across but without HTML5 it means converting it to video again and losing all the interactivity that comes with it. I think if they create an HTML5 version we'll start seeing Prezi's replacing website home page banners. Which is good for them and good for me!
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Aaron Schultz

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I would also love to see prezi move to HTML5. The cross platform compatibility and flexibility would be awesome.
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Eric Schulzke

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This thread is absurd. We all just sit around wishing Prezi would go there, but they never reply and I see no evidence they care. Move along folks, there's nothing to see here. This outfit is going to keep rearranging deck chairs on the HMS Flash as it sinks into the ocean.
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Fabio Barreiros

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It ́s an inescapable fact: works with HTML5 and dominates the market in the coming years or; works only with Flash and disappears with it.
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Eric Schulzke

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Crickets.
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This is a trend to replace Flash-based apps with what is called "HTML5".
E.g. http://www.gliffy.com/products/conflu...

Big "+" is that it's totally cross-platform and does not require any additional installations. Seeing how flash player crashes each time I now understand how right Apple was by not supporting it.
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Just made my first prezi. Loved the process. Signed up for Prezi Pro trial based on that. But now I dont think I will continue with a paid subscription beyond the trial.

Very disappointed to see no HTML5 publish/export option. I'm trying to give better/flashier presentations to prospective clients. These are people who travel frequently and often just bring ipads or android tablets to meetings at remote sites.

I'm sorry, but asking prospective clients to download an iPad app to view my presentation is not acceptable from a sales perspective. My sales pitch should not require tech support.

So no HTML5 is a dealbreaker for me. Shame.
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I was very surprised as I discovered an innovating application such as Prezi doesn't work on HTML5.

Thankfully to this topic, I found out there are other graphical tools such Sozi (very good idea of using Inkscape, it includes even better tools to make nice art) and Stut (graphical authoring tool for impress.js). Also Awwation of Aditya Bhatt is a nice project/experiment.
Additionally, those tools are open source, which can't be said of Prezi.

Flash is getting old, is proprietary, does not allow to use OpenGL/WebGL at a low enough level, the world is becoming more open (social networks, increasing usage of Linux, putrefaction of Windows, ...)
So Prezi, HTML5 might be just the solution, and Aditya Bhatt provided a nice starting point.
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I was very surprised as I discovered an innovating application such as Prezi doesn't work on HTML5.

Thankfully to this topic, I found out there are other graphical tools such Sozi (very good idea of using Inkscape, it includes even better tools to make nice art) and Stut (graphical authoring tool for impress.js). Also Awwation of Aditya Bhatt is a nice project/experiment.
Additionally, those tools are open source, which can't be said of Prezi.

Flash is getting old, is proprietary, does not allow to use OpenGL/WebGL at a low enough level, the world is becoming more open (social networks, increasing usage of Linux, putrefaction of Windows, ...)
So Prezi, HTML5 might be just the solution, and Aditya Bhatt provided a nice starting point.
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Thanks Newbie! This was the most helpful post I've seen since it's inception. I have last tried S5 but have not looked at these newer alternatives.

Is it me, or has this thread become about why NOT using Prezi ?!?
;)
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Incredible that there is not yet a solution...
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Eric Schulzke

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LOL. This is like ground hog day. Every six months someone logs in and says, WTF? And the Prezi people never respond. I think a wicked witch turned them all to stone. Heaven knows who keeps paying to keep up this website.
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Peter Halacsy, co-founder & CTO

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Hi,
this topic is 3 years old. Since then we have been implemented and released an ipad version, totally native, opengl.

Although we don't support linux. I understand that can be disappointment.

I think we really understand the situation of flash: it's future is unpredictable even if it has 99% penetration today. We take this into consideration when we prioritize our job.

Prezi is not a flash company: we try to deliver a solution on every device which can change how people share ideas. We support 99% of desktop browsers, 40% of smart phones.

I'm not saying html5 is bad. It's a great platform. But for the high performance animation we need _native_ apps on the mobiles.

hp
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You are not right.
"Gartner" says that iOS is only running on 20,9 %. So you are supporting only 20,9 % of smartphones.
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warmth

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Then, why don't you have yet a Windows Phone app?
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Thanks Peter for your response.

Unfortunately I dont think you've clarified your position very well.

Android tablet market share is growing and set to hit 60%. Apple's tablet share is dropping. There is no official Android client for Prezi.

The number of people who can view Prezi presentations is *dropping*.

Your statement implies that HTML5 does not give the performance you need versus native apps. I'm sure your aware of the recent developments regarding WebGL and the direction the WebKit teams are moving in for 3D accelerated graphics. Asm.js and the Unreal engine demonstrate a full 3D gaming engine in the web.

Granted, this technology is new, but if Mozilla and Webkit (Apple and Google) are moving in this web-centric direction, I'm interested to know why Prezi is going in the opposite direction.

Again, the number of people who can view Prezi presentations is *dropping* - why is this?

Without true web and mobile support I can not use Prezi in the enterprise. Luckily, your competitors *are* moving in this HTML5 direction, so on the plus side, you'll not be bothered by these types of pleas in the future.
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Fabio Barreiros

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Enough! Never seen so stubbornly people focused on technological suicide. The technical team of Prezi reminds me Steve Wozniak, with its inexplicable stubbornness in keeping your BASIC aesthetically wonderful, but without floating-point support. What happened? Jobs tired and turned to Bill Gates to build it and Steve Wozniak hung up his boots and took with him his puritan and useless BASIC. Therefore, I urge all current users of Prezi, which need a presentation solution, with flow and deep zoom effects, that works on all mobile phones, tablets and computers today and tomorrow (ie, made ​​with HTML5 and Javacript), to join with me to build a new universal product. Open source? Maybe! We'll see. Anyway, with the contribution of U.S. $ 20.00 each, we can build a replacement to stubbornness of Prezi people. Who is with me, kindly contact me by email fabio.barreiros@aleris.net.br or by phone +55 34 3214-6826.
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Renaud Blanc-Bernard

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Simple.
I was looking at Prezi with desire for the full plan.
Then I saw the Flash issue.
Exit Prezi : dead issue for me.
Technological suicide it is, for sure.
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Everyone knows Flash is dying. Even Adobe doesn't support their own product on mobile devices anymore. While it's still alive and kicking as of this moment, it would be helpful to know that the good folks at Prezi are at least thinking of an exit strategy. As it stands, everyone with even an inkling of things to come is left to think that Prezi will not be viable for anything in the near future.

All we're asking for, really, is assurance that someone at Prezi is thinking about these problems. Your iOS app is great, but far from mass awareness or ubiquity.

Embedded Prezis have even more potential applications than just presentations (bios, org charts, manuals etc) but cannot be relied upon because of compatibility issues with (nearly ubiquitous) mobile devices.

+1 all the concern and frustration here. This is equally an issue of PR and communication as it is with technical restrictions. Powerpoint is stale and Prezi is brilliant, but as of today it is far from future-proof.
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Eric Schulzke

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Teah7man, welcome. If you follow the threat above, you will realize that this is a wake, not a party. It's not just a question of communication. It's a question of giving a damn, and these guys obviously don't.
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Wow what an oversight... so I cant use prezis on ipads easily by simply embedding into a website? If this is true this has ruined my plans...
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Thilo Becker

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HTML5 please
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Eric Schulzke

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Thilo, these guys obviously don't exist. If you went to the Prezi office, you would find them all frozen in some kind of Dr. Who alien brain freeze attack. The system is just running on its own, what remains of it. Move along. Nothing to see here.
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I just signed up for Prezi after seeing an awesome presentation at work, and watching the teaser video on the main page. Then the disappointments started:

* the signup email that said "install Prezi desktop to activate your account" - nice idea, but I run Linux, and the email only offered a Windows and Mac desktop app

* Flash. Really. In 2013?

So I won't be using Prezi after all. Instead I'm off to find a JavaScript based solution.