Day fourteen: presentor

October 9, 2015

Let your audience enjoy your presentation on their own device while you speak. Choosing the slide they will see. Avoiding the problem of the screen being unreadable, letters being too small and other inconveniences that can ruin your hard work.

Live demo

The presentor app lets the presenter create a presentation using markdown. Create a few slides and hit the start button. The presentor decides which slide is shown to the audience with the arrow keys.

Building this with Meteor was painless. The only challenge was getting the right slide to show during presentation mode. To solve this I decided to put an activeSlide field on the Presentations collection. Now when the presenter updates the active slide. The slide updates on every connected client.

Please leave a star on the repo and let me know what you think!