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SlideBomb

Social Slideshow Creation Application


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Published 05/09/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

SlideBomb offers users another way to express themselves. The website enables users to create what are called “SlideBombs.” These are essentially slide shows focused on a topic or topics. The user can add many types of media, including Google Maps, images, YouTube videos, links and text. SlideBombs can be created in a number of ways, with some providing step by step guides to complete a task or educate the viewer on a topic while others provide opinions, stories or events. Current SlideBombs range from funny images to instructions on mixed drinks and website search engine optimization. The flexibility of SlideBomb makes it capable of conveying almost any information or message the user wants.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

SlideBomb was created to give users a way to create the ultimate mashup slideshow. The application is compatible with a number of different types of media. Users can add videos, text content, images or maps to provide deeper meaning or more detailed instruction to their SlideBomb slideshow. The site has been reviewed by a number of websites, including Passion Geek, the Programmable Web blog, Selter’s Soup, Jot Max, Geek’s Room, Wicked Decent Learning, Rate My Startup, Technologiado, Noticios and Useful Tools. The site has also received mentions by Killer Startups, What’s New, Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day, Go 2 Web 2.0, Technology Bits, Byes and Nibbles and Ziipa.

What are the differences to other apps?

SlideBomb has created a tool that is very simple to use and highly versatile. Although the concept of the slideshow usually conjures images of PowerPoint presentations, SlideBomb has made it a trendy, easy format. Users can add all types of media to create a SlideBomb slide show that makes a statement, educates or shares instructions.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The SlideBomb website utilizes a dark background contrasted by a brilliant pink hue found throughout the side. The pink and white logo features a round bomb with a lit fuse. The top of the page presents the search bar as well as the login and slide creation buttons. The bottom of the page lets the user check out featured SlideBombs, caption contest winners and daily winners.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can sign up for SlideBomb by clicking the grey and white “Login / Sign Up” button tucked into the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The new account creation form is found along the right hand side. The form asks for a nickname, password, email address, year of birth and terms of service agreement. The user must also check a box that confirms that they are over 13 years of age.

What does it cost to use the application?

SlideBomb offers a fun, entertaining tool that enables users to create a slideshow on anything they like. The application makes it easy to build a functional slide show that features various media such as images, videos, text and links. Although the application is flexible and useful, it does not offer anything that would justify a subscription fee or other cost. Luckily the creators have kept SlideBomb as appealing as possible by offering free access to all users.

Who would you recommend the application to?

SlideBomb is a fun option for anyone who wants to create a slideshow. The site is trendy and gives the user a great deal of flexibility when building an eye-catching slideshow. The application can be used to create an instructional slideshow or one intended purely for entertainment.

  • Build your own SlideBomb slideshows for free
  • Add images, YouTube videos, text and links to a SlideBomb
  • View featured SlideBombs as well as contest winners
  • Share and embed SlideBombs
  • Participate in SlideBomb caption contests


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