StoryDesk iPad apps are linked to a secure, proprietary, cloud-based content management system that lets non-technical users modify content and interactions in an app without affecting code or getting app store approval.
The StoryDesk CloudEditor™ allows for quick, immediate changes to the app. Text, photos, videos, and design elements can be adjusted on the fly, easily and intuitively. No technical expertise is required to make these changes. Changes appear in real time, on all iPads, as soon as the tablet is reconnected with the network. iOS push notifications are also available – so your reps and your prospects know when new content available. The StoryDesk CloudEditor fundamentally transforms the way in which businesses use the iPad.
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StoryDesk lets non-technical users create beautiful, interactive iPad presentations that are fun and engaging. StoryDesk screens are designed by the world's best interaction designers to pull an audience into a story and take them on a journey of discovery and learning. Open, close, pinch, swipe and more - these motions transform spectators to active participants. Drop in your photos, text, videos, etc. and StoryDesk will do the rest.
Tiered access and editing privileges make it easy for someone at headquarters to update an app that is pushed out to the entire sales team in real time. Field reps can be permitted to change some or none of the content, depending on seniority or role. Equally important, permissions can be set so certain team members can draw from pre-determined content pools. The control resides at headquarters with someone empowered to ensure the wider team remains on brand and on message. Our CloudEditor™ makes web-to-iPad publishing straightforward and efficient.
Measure the efficacy of your sales presentations with real time analytics. Know what content is being displayed, who’s showing and seeing it, where the presentation took place, and where people are tapping – all in real time. The StoryDesk analytics dashboard lets you measure the efficacy of your marketing effort in ways that were previously impossible. With this data, you can retool and retarget your message for greater efficacy. What’s more, you can collect global data across the sales force to uncover trends and new efficiencies.
No need to abandon your existing documents. StoryDesk can manage and display a whole range of documents and files, including PDFs, movies and more. These files can be centrally managed using the CloudEditor™ and can be combined with interactive screens as appropriate.
StoryDesk is offered on a subscription basis. For self-service users, StoryDesk is $29/month/per seat. We make available a limited number of templates for self-service use.
StoryDesk for enterprise customers (greater than 20 seats) includes design plus a monthly service fee, either by app or by seat – depending on the use case. These fees vary, and are a function of the complexity of the app and the number of users. To get a better sense of costing, please reach out to us.
The StoryDesk CloudEditor allows for quick, immediate changes to the app. Text, photos, videos, and design elements can be adjusted without affecting the code or resubmitting the app for approval. No technical expertise is required to make these changes. Changes appear in real time, on all iPads, as soon as the tablet is reconnected with the network. iOS push notifications are also available – so your reps and your prospects know when new content available. The StoryDesk CloudEditor fundamentally transforms the way in which businesses use the iPad.
StoryDesk apps are native and work without an active internet connection. All of the content caches locally and can accessed without 3G or WiFi access. So no matter where you are – in a bank vault or at 30,000 feet – you can rest assured that your app will perform flawlessly. Audio and video content are no exception. If there is new content, it is updated as soon as the iPad is back within range. The user doesn't need to prompt the iPad to download updates.
StoryDesk’s unique architecture means that apps can be developed and deployed much faster than is normally possible using conventional iOS developers. A typical iPad sales tool from StoryDesk can be live within 8 weeks from project signoff. StoryDesk’s scale across a range of categories gives us unique insight into what will and won’t work. This helps us guide projects to successful outcomes with fewer mistakes along the way. And when there are improvements to be made, our modular architecture makes implementation swift and efficient.
SSL encryption and enterprise-grade security ensure the integrity of your data and content. StoryDesk is housed on Amazon S3 and meets or exceeds industry security standards for security. Remote updates and tiered access further ensure that your apps can only be seen – or shared – by approved persons. Your app is password-protected. Login protocols can mirror that of your organization to give IT centralized, turnkey control of employee access. For clients that require it, we can work with you to host your StoryDesk data behind the company firewall.
StoryDesk apps are made unique by the content and stories that live within them. That said, for enterprise customers we offer creative services to develop templates designed and developed to your specification. Our designers are best in class, and will add a unique, creative layer to your app that is consistent with your brand, offering, and desired functionality. We believe that the app will be the marketing communication channel for years to come. Meaningful differentiation isn’t a luxury – it’s mission critical.
As a self-service customer, your app is viewable within the StoryDesk iPad app ‒ which is a free download in iTunes. Enterprise customers can opt for iTunes distribution or private, in-house distribution that bypasses the app store. For clients’ convenience, download links are usually hosted by StoryDesk in a secure environment. We are also able to distribute your app through a Mobile Device Management platform or in-house app store. If this is of interest, we’re happy to discuss some options with you.
Easily insert in photos, music, videos, text, spreadsheets, and PDF documents. In addition to unique elements with the app, StoryDesk can easily import existing PDF documentd for inclusion within an app. Slide decks appear as static slides and can be arranged for non-linear navigation. As to other formats – StoryDesk accommodates .PNG, .JPG, .GIF, .MOV, .M4V, .MP4, .MOV. MP3, .DOC, .XLS, and .PDF files.
StoryDesk apps are rich with ways for your audience to express interest. Maybe it’s an in app “like” button or a note taking area. No matter your business, we have a multitude of ways to help your clients react to your offering and for you to communicate with them accordingly. The iPad is a device for both content display and content capture. We strongly encourage clients to utilize features that enable their team and clients to gather as well as deliver information.
StoryDesk handles all code, updates and technical support. You, and your IT department, are free to focus on core business activities. We take care of the iPad app. Enterprise clients are assigned a project manager who is intimately acquainted with your company’s app and business requirements. He/she will maintain an ongoing relationship with key stakeholder to ensure ongoing success. We recognize the iPad sales tool performs a mission critical function, and as such, we provide a high level of support and service toward a positive outcome.
The iPad mini retains all of the functionality and performance of the original iPad, albeit, in a smaller package. StoryDesk presentations are fully compatible and scalable to the new device, no updates necessary. Create your presentations online using the CloudEditor and push them to the iPad mini. Its 7.9-inch screen has the same 1024 x 768 resolution as its full-sized sibling, so your presentations, rich multimedia, and brilliant design can shine.
StoryDesk has plans to develop for Windows Mobile. We expect that all apps developed for iPad will be portable to Windows with no effort required on the part of existing users.
StoryDesk does not work on the iPhone. Content-rich, highly interactive business presentations do not port well to the iPhone’s form factor.
StoryDesk is an iPad sales tool that makes presentations, brochures and other marketing materials memorable and measurable.
Based in New York City, our clients include Ralph Lauren, BBC and other major companies, as well as startups and non-profits.