Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has launched Slides API alongside a few integrated apps that will allow users to turn business data into dynamic presentations in seconds. Last May, Google announced that it was developing the API at its I/O developer conference.
Google’s aim is to enable users to make presentations as captivating and inspiring for audiences to get persuaded. When done right, presentations are a major factor in business communication, but many tend to be tedious.
However, Google claims that flipping between screens to copy and paste charts, images, or figures into presentations are going to be a thing of the past with the new API. Starting today, the Google Slides API is available for the general public.
The API in question gives developers access to create and update presentations in Slides from the data source of their choice. They can also use several integrations to change how business presentations are made with just a click.
Conga, Trello, Lucidchart and Zapier are the first companies to use the API
These companies will provide third-party apps that will help users to fill a quarterly business review (QBR) deck, populate weekly design review slides with specs, or renovate event registration data for their daily update.
For example, users can generate their next QBR with Conga. The company makes document creation and reporting for Salesforce an easy task. Through Conga’s integrated app, they can conceive a QBR presentation in Slides from their Salesforce Account records.
Meanwhile, Trello’s integration enables them to design highly visual project updates. They can organize and prioritize project information in vivid ways. With its Slide API integration, any Trello board or set of cards can become a Slides presentation.
Google is working with other software vendors to create new integrated apps
With Lucidchart, users can easily review complex diagrams and visuals by exporting flowcharts, mockups, and much more to the presentation. They can break these visuals into slides to cover a particular subject or reaffirm some of the content.
Finally, Zapier makes possible to create and respond to custom proposals requests. Zapier’s app only requires a few workflow rules for users to create, collaborate, and share presentations using Slides.
All of the apps above are already available. Additionally, Google announced there are more Slide API integrations in the making. The search giant is currently working with ProsperWorks, AODocs, and Form Publisher. To enable the API, just visit the Google Developers Console.