Make your own Flash presentations with Flypaper and GoldMail

Two ways to put stories and media in Flash.

Flypaper lets you make professional-quality presentations from ordinary events.

Flypaper, formerly FreshBrew, creates cool Flash presentations without requiring the user to actually know Flash.

The presentations are based on templates, which users can then put their own data in, including audio and video, if the template supports it. The authoring application is a clunky downloaded application, which is weird for a glitzy Flash content company, but it does give you more drag-and-drop capabilities than you would probably get with a pure Flash authoring application.

Still, the output that we saw here was good. The "stories" that Flypaper makes look like professional Flash presentations. Whether you actually want your vacation photos or resumes in a Flash application is a question only you can answer.

GoldMail took the stage right after FlyPaper. It's oriented a bit more toward setting up linear presentations, which I think makes more sense. I covered GoldMail in November . At Demo 2008, the company is launching its business version, which adds custom branding, tracking, and a direct response feature.

See also, Vuvox, which I saw at Demo 2007 .

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Rafe Needleman reviews mobile apps and products for fun, and picks startups apart when he gets bored. He has evaluated thousands of new companies, most of which have since gone out of business.

 

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