Archive for the ‘On The Web’ Category

BizSum.com v/s Summaries.com

November 9, 2010

I came to know about book summaries from Nirav Mehta’s weblog. I signed in for trial a/cs at both the places BizSum.com and also Summaries.com. I found that BizSum.com gives summaries in a lot of formats audio mp3, pdf, ppt and more, but the UX in the presentation format of Summaries.com is much much more better.

First of all there are only 8 pages. Second the presentation is neat. I compared a books summary 1 from bizsum.com and another from summaries.com and I found Summaries.com product to be far far superior. The book was The Speed Of Trust.

I have got my pay cheque and within a week I am going to buy the entire collection of 700 book summaries from Summaries.com

Omnisio was much much much better

November 8, 2010

Was surfing through Nirav Mehta’s blog archives and recollected about Startup School 2008 videos, in which David HH of the 37Signals & Ruby On Rails fame had given a great presentation. Clicked on the link to see the video again, but http://omnisio.com/ took me to a page which stated that Startup 2008 videos are now on Youtube. The link took me to the presentation and I was shocked to say that the quality of experience & service went down beyond acceptable measures. Its so bad that had it (youtube) been the first choice to host the video of the talks, I would have not seen the video.

Omnisio was the only service on the web to host videos of talks where the speaker is using slides. One one end of the screen you see the slides and on another end you see the speaker talking. The slides changes as the talk goes on and the speaker changes the slides.

All in all Omnisio was great. Google please upgrade the video service.

It can be done, by say adding another channel called Presentation Talks and the Videos of Omnisio can be added there with the good old GUI.