Turning Technologies is announcing the domestic availability of ResponseWare Web, a web-based polling application that allows participants to submit responses to interactive PowerPoint questions via Internet-connected devices including: Apple iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones, other cell phones and mobile devices, laptops, or a standard desktop computer. Turning Technologies is working with telecomm carriers to accelerate access to the new product. Currently, ResponseWare Web is certified on the AT&T wireless network.
For use with Turning Technologies’ flagship interactive PowerPoint product, TurningPoint, ResponseWare Web allows students and participants to respond via the Internet through standard web browsers. The web application immediately transfers their responses to a TurningPoint interactive polling slide typically presented to the audience via an LCD projector.
Turning’s Technologies’ web-based response solution allows alphanumeric entry for single response, multiple response, fill-in-the-blank and essay questions via a cell phone style input or a QWERTY style keyboard. The diversity of response types increases communication options and allows users to submit questions electronically during an interactive polling session to the presenter. ResponseWare Web also displays the question and answer choices on the device while polling.
Mike Broderick, Turning Technologies’ CEO explains, “ResponseWare allows a much larger potential user base to access the benefits of TurningPoint response technology. Whether it is a corporate boardroom with participants using their Blackberry smartphones to weigh in on issues in real time or a university lecture hall with students simultaneously answering quiz questions with their iPhone, smart device, or a ResponseCard keypad, everyone is connected and participates in the event. Turning has proven again why our products are the benchmark in response technology. Our development approach is cutting edge, forward thinking, and prepared for ongoing technological innovation.”
Broderick says using ResponseWare Web in tele- and web-conference meetings or trainings will open up collaboration and feedback techniques previously limited due to functionality support. He says companies and agencies with remote locations and/or field reps will immediately be able to assess comprehension of new products, training material and initiatives or easily gather key insights and data via mobile devices or laptops.
Sporting as well as entertainment events can take advantage of this new method of instant polling in an effort to provide enhanced levels of audience engagement and participation. Beyond the engagement benefits, marketers may also realize integration opportunities with mobile content, advertising, or branding messages.
In education settings, ResponseWare Web enables mobile learning, allowing students to respond to interactive questions both inside and outside of the classroom. In addition, the application’s integration with TurningPoint allows students to self-register for polling sessions.
ResponseWare Web requires no special software to install or configure and no need to alter firewall or port settings. The system supports nearly all java-enabled web browsers across multiple platforms and operating systems. Turning Technologies provides all of the hosting and web services necessary for a ResponseWare Web-enabled interactive polling session, which eliminates the need for any organization to host, maintain, and support the application.
For more information about ResponseWare Web or TurningPoint response technology, visit www.TurningTechnologies.com.